Show - The Forest of the Witch and Hamlet

Friday, Jan 24, 2020 at 8:00pm

Baltimore Theatre Project
45 West Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Karagöz is the traditional shadow puppet theatre of Anatolia (modern day Turkey) and is named after its main characters, Karagöz and Hacivat. It is known as one of the oldest shadow performances in the world dating back to nearly 700 years in Anatolia. Karagöz was included in the UNESCO representative list of Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity in 2009. Join us for an evening of two Karagöz plays.

The Forest of The Witch is a modern interpretation of Karagöz, literally Black-Eye, who is the hero of traditional Anatolian shadow plays. The story of The Forest of the Witch is adapted from a play named Bloody Tree by Turkish shadow theatre performer Muhittin Sevilen.

Hamlet is the most popular play of William Shakespeare. It has been performed hundreds of thousands of times to date. Karagöz Theatre brings together the 400-year-old Shakespeare play with the 700-year Karagöz genre for the first time.

The Karagöz Theater Company has created a modern interpretation of traditional art. Both shows are adapted by Huseyin Sorgun, and directed and performed by Ayhan Hulagu.


General Admission - $25
Seniors/Artists/Military - $20
Students - $15

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