Turkish minstrel’s life on stage
ESKİŞEHİR- Anatolia News Agency
Actor Kazım Sinan Demirer stages the life of famous minstrel Aşık Veysel.
A one-man play staged by the Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality City Theaters and depicting the life of Turkish minstrel Aşık Veysel Şatıroğlu will be performed in Brussels, Belgium on May 27 and 29.
The play, which is based on Veysel’s life and his interviews with various media outlets, premiered on Oct. 26, 2009, actor Kazım Sinan Demirer said, adding that a year’s research went into producing the play.
“We bring Aşık Veysel, who grew up in poverty, to life again in the play, which is titled ‘Dost’ (Friend). I thought that I would act in it for one or two weeks and then it would close. But 20,000 people have viewed the 97 performances so far. I did not expect that it would be so well-loved. People do not leave the theater hall, even after the play. They sing along with the folk songs I sing in the play,” Demirer said.