Stephen King novel on stage in Ankara
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
The play, directed by Hakan Çimenser, is about Dolores Claiborne, who wants to make clear to the police that she did not kill r wealthy employer.Stephen King’s famous novel “Dolores Claiborne,” about a strong-willed and sarcastic woman who works as a domestic servant and has been accused of murder, is being presented in a Turkish theater.
The play is about Dolores Claiborne, who is in a police interrogation and wants to make clear to the police that she did not kill her wealthy employer, an elderly woman named Vera Donovan whom she has looked after for years. She does, however, confess to the murder of her husband, Joe St. George, almost 30 years before, after finding out that he sexually molested their 14-year-old daughter, Selena. Claiborne’s “confession” develops into the story of her life, her troubled marriage and her relationship with her employer.
The play is directed by Hakan Çimenser. Çimenser told Anatolia news agency that they were trying to reflect the supernatural and thriller characteristics of the novel in the play.
“The play also takes on women’s existence in a men’s world,” added Çimenser.
The play also focuses on violence against women. “The supernatural characteristic of the novel is in the play,” he said. “Dolores is a woman who has become a ‘witch’ and a vile character because of her husband. She knows that her husband has sexually abused their daughter. Dolores becomes a wild character and kills her husband.”
Tolga Çiftçi, Serap Sağlar, Tolga Tuncer, Fulya Koçak Yeşilkaya, Deniz Kayhan and Mithat Erdemli act in the play.