Istanbul’s Muhsin Ertugrul theatre has staged a peformance telling the story of Armenian Genocide survivors.
The Grief, written by Salih Elfioglu, Director of the Istanbul City Theatres’ Association, features a family whose members narrowly escaped the big horror to face tragedy and plights in other countries abroad.
But emigration was not the only trouble of the heroes who headed to Istanbul from Western Armenia to later settle in Paris. The journey into uncertainty begins in 2013, with the nostalgia for homeland haunting the family all the time, and the wars and political tensions in Europe keeping them in a state of permanent anxiety.
The performance will run through April 22.