‘The Wren’ to tour Çukurova

‘The Wren’ to tour Çukurova

‘The Wren’ to tour Çukurova

The Mersin State Opera and Ballet (MDOB) will stage renowned Turkish novelist Reşat Nuri Güntekin’s famous work “Çalıkuşu” (The Wren) as part of its Çukurova tour.

‘The Wren’ will be staged in Çukurova by the Mersin State Opera Ballet. 

According to a written statement made by MDOB, “The Wren” will be staged on Jan. 31 at the Mersin Culture Center. Following Mersin, the ballet will be on stage in Adana’s Hacı Ömer Sabancı Culture Center on Feb. 2 and in Osmaniye’s Cebelibereket Culture Center on Feb. 3. 

The choreographer of the ballet is state artist Merih Çimenciler. 

Destiny of Feride 

“The Wren” is about the destiny of a young female Turkish teacher named Feride. The events in the novel take place in the early 20th century, in a war-weary Ottoman Empire on the verge of collapse. Most of the novel is narrated in the first-person point of view by Feride. In the first section, Feride narrates her childhood and the events that brought her to the alien hotel room which she indicates she is in. 

The second and largest section of the book is constituted of Feride’s diary entries. The third section is the only one written from the third person point of view, and recounts the events during Feride’s visit to her family.