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Antaeus Archive:

2005 Season

Pera Palas

July 23 – August 28, 2005

Written by: Sinan Unel
Directed by: Michael Michetti

Guests at the palatial Pera Palas hotel in Istanbul strive to keep up with the changing world around them as interconnected stories crisscross through three tumultuous periods in 20th century Turkey. An incisive, humorous, moving story, with 10 actors playing 27 roles — Turks, Brits, and Americans — in a story straddling Asia and Europe, Islam and Christianity, tradition and modernity.


Recommended for Ages 16+


EVELYN CRAWLEY, SEMA: Jeanie Hackett, Gigi Bermingham
MELEK/KIRAZ: Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Mozo
ALI REZA/SIR ROBERT, JOE BROWN/IPEK: Mikael Salazar, John Prosky
CAVID/BRIAN: Bill Brochtrup, Daniel Blinkoff
NEYIME/ANNE MILLER/OSMAN: Libby West, Deborah Puette
BEDIA/KATHY MILLER: Tamara Krinsky, Angela Goethals
AYSE/CAVID OLDER/KATHY OLDER: Melinda Peterson, Dawn Didawick
ADALET/BEDIA OLDER/ORHAN OLDER: Harry Groener, Apollo Dukakis
ORHAN/PORTER: Ogie Zulueta, Ramón de Ocampo
MURAT: Seamus Dever, Daniel Bess

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Scenic Design: Tom Buderwitz
Lighting Design: Adam Greene
Costume Design: Ivy Chou
Sound Design: Leon Rothenberg
Properties Design: Chuck Olsen
Assistant Director: Suzanne Karpinski
Dialect Coach: Sarah Hartmann
Production Stage Manager: Young Ji
Publicists: Aldrich & Associates, Betty PR

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