The State Theater-Sabancı Adana International Theater Festival opens each year on March 27, World Theater Day, and brings to the southern city a smorgasbord of productions from Turkey and abroad in a program that usually runs for a month.
This year the festival will host five foreign theater companies -- from Italy, Belgium Spain, China and the Netherlands -- in addition to 13 companies from Turkey. Thespians will be putting 60 performances on stage in this year’s festival, whose program will also feature workshops on theater for festivalgoers -- a first in the history of the 13-year-old festival, the Anatolia news agency reported.
As in the past two years, Italian company Studio Festi will again stage the opening performance of the festival on the historic Taşköprü over the Seyhan River.
The Ankara, İstanbul and Bursa State Theater companies, the İstanbul Şehir (Municipal) Theater, and the private companies Sadri Alışık Theater, Şaman (Shaman) Dance Theater, Dostlar, Duru, Altıdan Sonra, and Ve Diğer Şeyler, are among Turkish groups to perform at the festival.
The Adana festival will kick off Turkish State Theater’s (DT) festival season, which will see four more international festivals -- in Ankara, Konya, Trabzon and Antalya. Around 60 theater companies from abroad will be hosted throughout all five festivals.
Tickets for the 14th State Theater-Sabancı Adana International Theater Festival go on sale Thursday at State Theater ticket kiosks in Adana and online at www.mybilet.com.