Livaneli’s novel comes to stage
Adapted to the stage from Zülfü Livaneli’s best seller novel, “Leyla’s House” will be at Istanbul’s Profilo Culture Center Large Hall on Jan. 4 at 8:30 pm. Leyla, the final living member of an old Ottoman family, is forced to leave her house, which she lived in for the entire 76 years of her life.
Her house is a small building situated at one corner of the garden of Bosnalı Yalısı, an old Istanbul mansion that once belonged to her own family. Roxy is a third generation migrant who grew up in Germany and became a hip-hop singer.
During her youth, she was torn between two cultures and she had serious problems with belonging and identity. She survived but only at the expense of becoming a difficult, hard person. Indeed, Roxy is not the only one changing, Leyla is changing too. As the two women get to know each other, they discover new sides to themselves and grow.