The lead character and narrator, called Ka (a clear allusion to the main character in The Trial) sets off on an “epic trip” to his fatherland, from Germany to Turkey, where he becomes a participant and a witness to an oneiric web of dramatic, Kafkian events reflecting, at multiple levels, the conflict between the Islamist and secular Turkey. Mondtag uses this material to create an ironic political theatre with elements of trash poetics, cleverly toying with recognisable elements of the Turkish culture, from Dervish dances to the hammam architecture.
Yugoslav Drama Theatre
Based on the novel by Orhan Pamuk
Guest Performance by the Thalia Theater
In the context of the 51 BITEF 17 Festival