Filiz Aksu & M. Mahir Aksu:
Pizza Pizza Karagöz
28.5. klo 14
A traditional Turkish puppet theatre, nearly 700 years old, takes the stage with a new story combining traditional and modern styles.
Karagöz and Hacivat are the two main characters. Karagöz is unemployed, as always, and Hacivat finds him a job in Finland. Karagöz takes orders in a pizzeria. The orders are made in different languages and the customers have various special requests. Karagöz gets all the orders wrong and things become a mess. How can order and harmony be restored? This is a performance about coexistence which uses pizza as the metaphor.
Karagöz, the traditional play, was inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Filiz Aksu and M. Mahir Aksu have studied traditional Turkish Karagöz shadow puppet theatre in their home country and performed for many years. Both have organised performances and workshops for various events and in Finland they cooperate with Mylly Teatteri, Sampo International Puppet Festival, Tampere Intercultural Art Event, Moniheli Ry, Finpolar Ry and New Theatre Helsinki.
writer and director: Filiz Aksu
performers and puppet designers: Filiz Aksu and M.Mahir Aksu
Duration: 45 minutes
The play is in Turkish and is suitable for everyone over 7 years old.