Adana was once more a meeting point for theater buffs and performers on Sunday, World Theater Day, which marked the opening of the city’s annual international theater festival.
The southern city is hosting the 13th edition of its State Theater-Sabancı Adana International Theater Festival, presenting 17 stage performances by companies from Turkey and abroad until April 28.
The Adana festival, the first in Turkish State Theaters’ annual season of festivals, got under way on Sunday with an open-air performance titled “Symphony of the Water” by Italy’s Studio Festi performing arts company, which also presented last year’s opening show, over the Seyhan River. Theater companies from Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Chile and Lithuania as well as several state and private companies from Turkey are taking part in this year’s festival.
The İstanbul-based BKM Oyuncuları, the İstanbul Halk Theater, Theater Kare, Tiyatro Stüdyosu and Dostlar Theater are the private Turkish companies on the lineup. The Ankara and İstanbul State Theater companies are also featured. Plays are being staged at the Hacı Ömer Sabancı Cultural Center. For detailed info vist: www.devtiyatro.gov.tr/web/2011festival/adana/adana.html