İzmir City Theaters takes its place on the stage after 70 years. Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerIzmir City Theaters, which was established with the vision of making Izmir a cultural city, is making a glorious start with the premiere of Azizname, one of the most important plays in Turkish theater history, on 1-3 October.
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyerİzmir City Theater, which was established with the vision of making İzmir a universal center of culture and art production, opens the curtain on October 70, after a 1-year hiatus. Azizname, one of the most important plays in the history of Turkish theater, adapted and directed by the General Art Director of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality City Theaters (İZBBŞT) Yücel Erten from the stories of Aziz Nesin, will be held at İzmir State Opera and Ballet Alhamra Stage between 1-3 October. The Azizname play will meet with the audience of Izmir at Izmir Sanat from October 6, after the gala event, which will last for three days due to the pandemic and limited audience practice.
“We are very proud”
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer Stating that they were very excited about the opening of the curtain by the City Theaters, he said, “The City Theaters, which İzmir has been waiting for for many years, have reached the stage of opening the curtain. We are very proud. We set out to create a climate in İzmir that not only consumes but also produces in seven branches of art, and that will enable new schools to emerge. City Theaters is a very important building block for this goal.”
“We will keep his memory alive”
Mayor Soyer, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality City Theaters Advisory Board Member and Art Communication Director Prof. Dr. He also stated that the death of Hülya Nutku caused deep sadness and said, “Our teacher Hülya, who has devoted her life to theater, is a very important and valuable person who contributed to the establishment of İzmir City Theatres. He contributed at every stage and was with us. We wish so much that he saw a 70-year-old dream come true and that he be with us at the gala… But we will keep his memory alive by keeping the curtains of İzmir City Theaters open.”
1946 to present
City Theatres, which started in 1946 under the management of theater, film actor and director Avni Dilligil, and ended its four-year adventure, were tried to be revived from time to time, but the attempts were inconclusive. In 1989, Prof. Dr. Özdemir Nutku tried to bring the name of City Theaters back to city life. However, these efforts only survived for two years with the Mobile Truck Theater application.
Tunç SoyerCity Theaters, which is among the election promises of , was announced with the announcement on March 27, World Theater Day. The City Theaters, whose logo was determined by the competition, formed its staff after a careful examination process. İzmir City Theatres, in the words of Yücel Erten, opens the curtain in October, “according to the tradition of the theatre”.