King Lear
18 September 20:30 - Turkcell Stage

Written by: William Shakespeare 

Directed by: Muharrem Özcan 

Translated into Turkish by: Haluk Bilginer 

Stage & Costume Design: Özlem Karabay 

Music: Tolga Çebi 

Light Design: Kemal Yiğitcan 

Performers: Haluk Bilginer, Berfu Öngören, Hare Sürel, Nazlı Bulum, Arif Pişkin, Deniz Celiloğlu, Kaan Turgut, Onur Özaydın, Sertan Müsellim, Efe Tunçer, Hüseyin Sevimli 

Haluk Bilginer who has invested tremendous time and energy both as an actor and as a translator to the works of Shakespeare, plays the role of King Lear, Shakespeare’s protagonist who ‘painted his tragedy with his own hands.’

Muharrem Özcan directs this multi-layered classic play about the division of land and political power. This tragedy that plagues King Lear, his daughters and other power groups in the country, is interpreted with the grotesque effects at the play’s core.

Turkcell Stage

Turkcell Stage, being among the world’s limited numbered most developed performance centers with its technological equipment, provides an exclusive and delighting experience to its guests with its enriched acoustic features.

Turkcell Stage expands to a space of 1.570 m2 in total including the 350 m2 movable area, (with 36 m height, 22 m wideness and 24 m depth) 528 m2 stage and backstage. The stage, formed of 12 separate elevators, comes to the fore with its construction enabling entrance to the under stage entrances. The totally mechanic orchestra pit, also being able to be used as a downstage seating area, is situated so comfortable and huge that it can host the greatest symphony orchestras. Turkcell Stage, with a construction of two balconies and a capacity of 2.190 people, puts the best equipment at the art lovers’ disposal with its advanced technological video, sound and light systems. Zorlu PSM, directing Turkey’s art life significantly, has hosted approximately 1000 performances such as the Cats musical, The Phantom of Opera, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, Damien Rice and about 1 million audiences since the time it was opened. Zorlu PSM, in its 3rd season with a totally new format, also built a new concert area that can be positioned as a winter concert area in İstanbul with a capacity of being able to host 3500 guests standing. The PSM has been continuing both Turkish and foreign thematic standing concerts without slowing down.