mutual dreams

a play in one act
(an adaptation from Ubu Enchaîné by alfred jarry)

şehsuvar aktaş, ayşe selen, ayşe bayramoğlu

ayşe selen, şehsuvar aktaş

puppet design
şehsuvar aktaş

This adaptation by tiyatrotem creates a composite of shadow play, narration, story telling and nursery rhyme traditions, where Şehsuvar Aktaş and Ayşe Selen perform as puppeteers as well as actors. They interpret a so-called dream, which has been seen by all of the audience, through the story of Ubu Enchained where Ubu goes to inform his wife, Mother Ubu, of a radical lifestyle change he is planning: to live “by the work of our hands”! Therefore he wants to be a slave, and find people to enslave himself to.

Ubu Enchained is the last and most pointed of the three main Ubu plays; so the Ubu trilogy is completed in a heightened, outrageous satire on the concept of freedom in its varying guises and interpretations.

trailer: http:// vimeo.com/90311575


Technical Properties

Age: 16 +
Company: We have a cast and crew of two people; Sehsuvar Aktas, Ayse Selen
Running Time: 60 minutes without intermission.
Stage Dimensions: Minimum 6 m. breadth; 5 m. depth; 3 m. height.(We would like to cover the back of the stage entirely with black facing, if possible.)
House: Maximum capacity of 150 people. House needs to be darkened completely.
Lighting: 220V power provided on stage. Total power load 1000W.
Moving: Our set easily fits behind a small pick-up truck.
Loading and Unloading: 15 minutes.
Set-up Time: 3 hours.

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