Two-character thriller to be performed in English
ISTANBUL“The Tangled Skirt,” a psychological thriller by Steve Braunstein, will premiere at Istanbul’s Küçük Salon on Jan. 7, 2017.
The play has the electric atmosphere of film noir from 1940’s Hollywood. Two strangers, a man and a woman, stalk each other at a deserted bus station in a nameless town, somewhere in America. At the beginning, the audience only knows their names. As the story evolves, they learn their darkest secrets, one by one, as passion, deceit and betrayal combine to form a toxic whirlpool. Ultimately, we see two characters fully dressed, but naked in front of the audience.
“The Tangled Skirt” is performed in English by Gökçe Tuncer and Neil S. Fleckman, who is also the director. The lighting design is by Emre Tandoğan.
Tuncer, a theater and drama teacher in a number of private schools, graduated from the Theatre Arts Department at Université Paris 3 / Sorbonne Nouvelle. She began her acting career in Caryl Churchill’s play “Top Girls.” She worked closely with Şahika Tekand at Studio Oyuncuları, and performed in “Oedipus in Exile.”
Fleckman is an American director and actor. Deniz Boldaz and Fleckman founded Tiyatro Kırmızı, which has presented contemporary and classic plays in Istanbul and on tour, including “Waiting for Godot,” “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train.”
Fleckman has also directed productions in Russia, Ukraine, Serbia and Bosnia.
“The Tangled Skirt” Performances will also be staged on Jan. 8, Feb. 3, 4 and 5 and March 10, 11 and 12, 2017, at Küçük Salon.