A Multimedia Play about the True Story of a Demolished Mansion of Istanbul, Performed with Live Music, Video and Storytelling
House of Hundred, a multinational co-production of GalataPerform will be performed in English at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after its premieres in Germany, Turkey, Switzerland and Macedonia. Before its premiere in Edinburgh Fringe Festival there will be a preview of the performance in English in Istanbul at the Feriye Istanbul.
8:00 pm Opening Talks
8:30 pm Performance of House of Hundred (English) at the Feriye Cinema Saloon
9:30 pm Acoustic Concert & Coctail outdoors at Feriye Garden and Port
Tickets: 250 TL available in GalataPerform website.
Info: +90 535 880 3339
About the Play
For the first time in the history of Edinburgh Fringe Festival an original new writing about Turkey’s culture and history, coming from Turkey will be presented in the festival program.
The play is selected among the first 20 theatre pieces to be seen in the Guardian’s article “Edinburgh Festival 2019 – 50 theatre, comedy and dance shows to see”.
House of Hundred, a multinational co-production of GalataPerform will be performed in English at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after its premieres in Germany, Turkey, Switzerland and Macedonia.
Real Life Stories…
House of Hundred is a multimedia play about the transition from tradition to modernity, from the Empire to the current Republic of Turkey, told through the stories of an old demolished mansion belonging to Sultan Abdulhamit the Second’s Treasurer named as Ibrahim Ethem. Yesim Ozsoy who’s the creator of the play, reformulates these stories told by the great great grand daughter of Ibrahim Ethem who’s now 100 years old and is also Ozsoy’s own grand mother. In this respect the play is a semi-autobiographical play in which reality and fiction is intertwined.
A Multimedia Theatrical Experience!
The play, which tells the story of the İbrahim Ethem Efendi Mansion, is accompanied by a narrative of music-video-story leaving the audience with details and questions about unity, origin and uniqueness of one history. In the same way the narrative used in the play is also multiple.
The stories of the old mansion are accompanied by composer, musician and sound engineer Kivanc Sarikus’ music and photographer and movie director Melisa Onel’s documentary film and videos.
The Play is a Contemporary Interpretation on Turkish Meddah Storytelling Tradition
The women, things, personalities described in the play, spaces, animals, objects all tell their own stories from a first person narrative as it is in the Meddah Storytelling Tradition of Ottoman Performing Arts. In this way a Persian rug in the mansion tells the story of a forgotten murder as it is talking about the story of an amulet from the Palace just as a dragon tells the story of the big fire that takes place in Istanbul or a Crimean cow talks about the impoverishment that the mansion went through as the owners of the mansion loose their wealth after the turn of the century and the changes occurring during the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic. House of
Hundred will be performed at C-Venues in the Aquila Temple Stage between the dates 1 st and 17 th of August everyday at 8.20 pm.
Turkish Productions Previously in the Fringe Festival
With House of Hundred for the first time in the history of Edinburgh Fringe Festival an original new writing about Turkey’s culture and history, coming from Turkey will be presented in the festival program.
The first Turkish play in the Fringe Festival was playwright Kubilay Tuncer’s “Ordinary Miracles” in 2002. Other Turkish productions include Hayal Perdesi Theatre’s “Empire Builders” and actor Reha Ozcan’s play “Ruki”. There was also a project called Theatre Uncut co-produced with DOT Theatre and Traverse Theatre consisting of readings of short Turkish plays.
Premieres of House of Hundred
House of Hundred premiered in Berlin at Maxim Gorki Theatre under the title HAUNTED
HOUSES within the War or Peace Festival on October 19th, 2018. In Istanbul the play
premiered at the Istanbul International Festival on November 30th 2018. In Switzerland it
was performed at Theatre Neumarkt in Zurich on 14th and 15th of December 2018. After
performances in Istanbul and Izmir the play was also performed at the International
Monodrama Festival of Bitola in Macedonia.
After its performances in Edinburgh, House of Hundred will be performed at Piatr Neamt
Theatre Festival in Romania.
Written by: Yesim Özsoy, Ferdi Çetin
Directed & Performed by: Yesim Özsoy
Music, Sound Design & Performance: Kıvanc Sarıkuş
Video Design: Melisa Onel
Light Design and Technical Coordinator: Ayşe Ayter
Choreography: Tugce Tuna
Partipicants of Documentary Video: Yesim Ozsoy, Turan Necdet Ozcan
Performers of Mansion Video: Elif Ongan Tekce, Sanem Oge, Emir Politi, Yaman Ceri
Director of Photography: Arda Yildiran
Camera Assistants: Hasan Oztas, Ugurcan Tuzel
Dubbing Artists: Katayoun Momtaheni, Karin Ataoglu, Nukhet Akkaya, Elif Ongan Tekce,
Enginay Gultekin, Ayse Lebriz Berkem
Technical Operator: Hasan Hakan Yilmaz
Asisstants: Nilay Yerebasmaz, Mert Pilavcı
English Translation: Ferdi Cetin, Yesim Ozsoy, Ethan Guarliardo
concept of nation, developed for War or Peace: Crossroads of History 1918-2018 Festival
with the collaboration of GalataPerform (Turkey), The Red House Centre for Culture and
Debate (Bulgaria), Experimental Stage/-1 (Greece), Theater Neumarkt (Switzerland) and
Studio / Maxim Gorki Theatre (Germany) and with the support from the German Ministry of