BY STUART RICHARSON
*WINNER OF THE 2014 HOPWOOD AWARD FOR DRAMA
Istanbul was staged as a part of Basement Arts' 2015 Main Stage Season.
Istanbul is the story of Christian, who is prepared to wed Leila, the girl of his dreams, but there’s only one problem…she’s a Muslim and his parents are vehemently Catholic. Making the decision to convert for his future wife, Christian and Leila plan to tell his parents over dinner at a fancy restaurant, but chaos ensues when Beth, his no-nonsense mother, gets a bottle of wine and anxiety pills in her hand to help cope with the news. Bitter, biting, and riotously funny, Istanbul is a story about a family coming together…for the end.
In order of appearance:
Anna Markowitz, Daniel Markowitz, Rennia Rodney, Meredith Starkman, Eddie Williams, Savanna Crosby, and Zachary O'Toole
Directed by Greg Strasser; Set and Properties Design by Sarah Norton and Greg Strasser; Lighting Design by Ben Richard; Stage Managed by Cameron Marsh; Photography by Levin Kim
See gallery below.
D. Markowitz, R. Rodney, E. Williams
R. Rodney, D. Markowitz, A. Markowitz, M. Starkman, E. Williams
E. Williams, M. Starkman, R. Rodney
E. Williams, D. Markowitz, M. Starkman
S. Crosby, Z. Keeney