Shahmaran (İzmir Devlet Tiyatrosu )

Country: Turkey
Time: 40 Minutes
Age: 12+
Language: Turkish

Shahmaran, one of the oldest tales of Anatolian culture, is also the story of a poor peasant called Camsap. One day in the woods, Camsap finds a well filled with honey. He goes to the forest with his friends to remove the honey, descends to the well but his friends leave him. He sees a light in the darkness of the well, and when he proceeds in the direction of the light, he meets Shahmaran with the upper side of a human and the lower side of a serpent. Shahmaran hosts Camsap. She teaches him all the secrets of healing but Camsap misses his family and wants to get out of the well. Shahmaran leaves Camsap, with a condition of keeping her location secret. Camsap returns to his village and tells no one. But one day the sultan gets sick. The only thing that can heal him is the poison in Shahmaran’s mouth. The days full of nightmares starts for Camsap. What should he do? With a master narrator, story of Shahmaran is a very theatrical play with black-light technique and Anatolian music.

March 3th 14.00 (İzmir Sanat)