Author                    :    Susan  HILL

Adapted By             :    Stephen  MALLATRATT

Translator                :    Ayşe  BERKTAY  HACIMİRZAOĞLU

Director                   :    Mesut  Turan

1st Assistant Director  :    Ekin  TUNÇAY  TURAN

2st Assistant Director  :    Güneş  ALTINBAŞ

    THE  CAST


Actor           :  Erdinç  DOĞAN

Arthur Kipps  :  Kutay  SUNGAR

Woman       :  Nazlı  ÖZDEMİR


 VOICES


Priest               :  Mesut  TURAN

Conductor (Rail) :  Hakan  BOZBEY

Set Designer          :  Batuhan  BOZCAADA

Costume Designer   :  İnci  KANGAL  ÖZGÜR

Lighting Designer    :  Osman  UZGÖREN

Original Music       :  Fırat  AKARCALI

Make - up Designer :  Dr. Yeşim  ARSOY  

                               BALTACIOĞLU


Stage Manager                      :  Hüsamettin Uslu

Music & Effect Board Operator  :  Onur İldegez

Light Board Operator               :  Gökhan Demirkan

Lady Prompter                        :  Müjde Yazar

WARNING !

Due to the elements of horror present, this play may not be suitable for children under the age of 13, audience members with heart diseases or epilepsy, and pregnant people.


The Woman In Black


Ankara 

State Theatre


(2018 - 2019)

(2019 - 2020)

AWARDS

Pictures From The Play

“The Woman In Black”

(Brochure) (TR)

PHOTOS

Muzaffer AYKANAT

Kerem KANTARCI

(STATE THEATRE)

MESUT TURAN  (Director)

About “The Woman In Black”

“This is actually ; the tragic story of a mother who gets pregnant out of wedlock, and is forced by her family and friends to give up her child !” …


Years ago, when I first read the play, this was the “thing” that stuck out to me… More than a horror and thrill filled ghost story, it was, at its core, the way a woman, a mother, was handed a strict, cruel, ruthless fate by a common judgement ! The very thing that is still so commonly experience all around the world, that thing that scares so many women. It has many names… but let’s call it a “thing !”…


I was thoroughly impressed by the way a tragedy such as this was decorated with elements of horror and carried over to a theater stage. Susan Hill had written a horrid, contemplative, thrilling, exciting and impressive novel. Stephen Mallatratt had taken those same emotions and adapted the novel for the stage. It was different, it was electric. It had to be put on stage one day, for us, for us all…


Jennet Humfrye was simply one of the many young women who could not resist the societal rules of morality. She was weak, penniless, with no one to support her. She was a young woman who had been ignored, cast aside ; who could not free herself from the pressures of her family and social circle despite giving birth to her child abroad. 


Then one day… She witnessed the death of her child, that precious thing that gave her a reason to live. She then disappeared into the fog, fell in a deep darkness. She blamed her sister for her child’s death. She fell ill while burning up in a raging desire of vengeance. She became skeletal, her soul blackened and perished… Her body decomposed down below the earth, but her soul kept on living, ever growing in its rage and vengefulness. It was entirely ruthless, now, every child was an inch away from an untimely death. Whenever the ghost was spotted by someone, a child died… 


But who was really guilty here ? Was it her, or her ghost ?.. Or…


Well… You’ll have to watch and see…

“Christmas smelled around. I became aware that I had interrupted the others in a lively conversation. ‘We are telling ghost stories — just the thing for Christmas Eve!’ And so they were — vying with each other to tell the horridest, most spine - chilling tale… Yes, I had a story, a true story, a story of haunting and evil, fear and confusion, horror and tragedy. But it was not a story to be told around the Fireside on Christmas Eve.” thought Arthur KIPPS to himself…

He had to rid himself of this curse. He thought he could only do so by putting everything that had happened to him down onto paper, by telling his friends and family was exactly happened.

And…

The enlisted the help of a young actor…

They would once more take this strenuous and fearful journey together, on the stage…

Video

From The Rehearsals

“BELIEVE  ME, SIR, PERFORMING  IS  AN  ART  ACQUIRED  WITH  TEARS  AND  TIME.”     

                                                                                                                 (ACTOR - KIPSS)

Tour  (Van - State Theatre) (17.01.2019)

Costume Fitting

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