Produced by Zorlu PSM and creative producer Based Istanbul, Dijital Stage is a project that interprets cult classic theatre works through a contemporary lens and brings them together with the audience. This week’s sequence, “The Bear” is available on the Zorlu PSM Youtube channel.

With the adaptation of the director İbrahim Çiçek who is one of the bravest people of the theatre world, Digital Stage combines sequences of the theater’s cult works with visual storytelling, bringing them to the digital world and providing a modern interpretation of classic works. The play, which will be staged this week, stars Enis Arıkan and Şebnem Bozoklu as leading actors. “The Bear”, which conveys the possibility of the coexistence of hate and love, is presenting to the audience a brand new meaning.

“The Bear” depicts the transformation of the different people’s hatred of each other into a love
born out of passion with ludicrous absurdity. A sequence from Chekhov’s play, which mixes
cacophonic comedy with realistic pessimism created by the union of unusual characters, turns
into a bold adaptation with the extraordinary performance of Enis Arıkan and Şebnem Bozoklu.

Asking, “Do passions lie?”, The Bear is available on the Zorlu PSM Youtube channel.

By Anton Chekhov
Adapted/Directed by: İbrahim Çiçek
Videographer: Gizem Kızıl  
Cast: Şebnem Bozoklu, Enis Arikan , Cansin Şenel
Producer: Duygu Bayram
Creative Producer: Duygu Bengi
Executive Producer: Miray Kaya, Ceren Sönmez
Decor Design: Günsu Sarı
Styling: Ece Özel
Costume Design: Kadir Kılıç
Music: Ömer Sarıgedik
Photography: Mesut Yazıcı
Light Application: Abdullah Adaşlık, Hakan Kılıç
Project Manager: Levent Dokuzer 
Project Coordinator: Gözde Tekay 
Video Production: Metehan Oz 
Poster Design: Ecem Tungaz 
Assistant Director: Helin Irmak Demirel 
Production Assistant: Sila Demiral 
Hair: Makas 
Makeup: Mac 
Stage Manager: Emre Gökmenoğlu, Yılmaz Çoban
Sound Technicians: Sergen Şimşek, Barış Dülger
Cinematography: Can Tengiz, Behçet Mert Erbirer 
Editing: Dilşah Niğdeli  
Camera Assistants: Mehmet Emin Yücel, Murat Çağlayan 
Sound Recording: Serkan Aykut Kargaci, Enez Dönmez
Sound Mixing: Serkan Aykut Kargaci
Creative Agency: BI Creative Props: Antique Haus, Dark Room Interior, Shop Etajer
Enis Arıkan Costume: Kadir Kılıç, Christian Louboutin, Beymen
Şebnem Bozoklu Costume: Kadir Kılıç
Cansın Şenel Costume: Mehtap Elaidi