By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….
The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) successfully staged a two part comedy play entitled “Vee Perde” on 30th October 2019. The play was organised by the Social and Cultural Activities Directorate of (EMU) at the Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress Centre.
Accomplished thespians Yasemin Yalçın and İlyas İlbey who are also well known for their roles in television series were accompanied on stage by Kutay Şahin, Ortans Kıvanç, Serdar Bordanacı, Merve Akaydın, Filiz Akın and Oben Onur. The play was performed before a capacity audience comprised of EMU students and members of the general public.
The play adapted from Neil Simon’s “Sunshine Boys” made the audience laugh and think at the same time, telling the story of two former comedians Cahide and Adnan who were forced to come together 22 years later for a television program. The play received a standing ovation and EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Sonuç Zorlu Oğurlu presented Yasemin Yalçın with a plaque and flowers at the end of the play.
Before the play, the cast of “Vee Perde” visited EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam in his office. Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof. Dr. Sonuç Zorlu Oğurlu was also present during the visit. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam thanked the cast of “Vee Perde” for coming to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and sharing their beautiful play with theatre lovers in the region. The cast of “Vee Perde” thanked EMU for their hospitality indicating that they were very impressed with the university.