Art and Culture

8th Girne Culture and Art Days : Theatre play at the Amphitheatre

 

Within the scope of 8th Girne Culture and Art Days, organized by the Municipality of Girne, a theatre play entitled “Esaretten Özgürlüğe” was performed by Theater AŞHK at the Girne Amphitheatre on Tuesday 31st July.

The story of the play is of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and the Turkish people fighting the War of Independence and the Republic of Turkey in the process of being established. Hüseyin Köroğlu and Şenay Saçbüker played the roles and Yılım Ceceloğlu featured on piano. At the end of the performance, the spectators brought out flags and said the İzmir Anthem. A fireworks show took place and Bayrak Radio and Television Corporation gave the event live coverage.

Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü spoke during the evening and said that Girne Culture and Art Days, had been interrupted due to the elections of the local administrations, but will continue until October and the forthcoming events program will be announced in the coming days.

Nidai Güngördü emphasized the importance of making the second event of the 8th Kyrenia Culture and Art Days with a Cypriot artist and bringing them together with the audience. Nidai Güngördü presented flowers and a plaque of thanks to the Theater AŞHK team on behalf of Girne Municipal Assembly for their performance.

The theatre actor Hüseyin Köroğlu said that the Theater AŞHK was established in Nicosia and Istanbul at the same time six years ago and that it formed a bridge between the two countries on culture and promotion.  Hüseyin Köroğlu, said that they wrote and staged the play Freedom from Slavery about the War of Independence and the founding of the Republic of Turkey to pass on to future generations the events which happened.  He also told the story of a man who organized Kıbrısta theater during the War of Independence and supported the Turkish people with the income they had obtained, but he was arrested.

Köroğlu thanked the Mayor of Girne and the members of the council for inviting them to the activity.