The City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs



present an American Premiere of

Kuvayi Milliye

The Long Struggle

This is the first English translation of an epic poem by Nazim Hikmet, Turkey's greatest 20th Century poet. The Long Struggle speaks to the experiences of the common people during Turkey's long War of Independence. This presentation represents a special opportunity for the acclaimed ShawChicago ensemble to work under the direction of Bozkurt Kuruc, an actor in the original Turkish production. The staged reading style that has been used to interpret the works of Bernard Shaw will bring the words of this important writer to the attention of the American public.

Mark your calendar to attend one of the following free performances in the Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL (Phone:(312) 744-7648).

Saturday, March 6, 1999 at 7.00 pm

Sunday, March 7, 1999 at 2.00 pm and 7.00 pm

Monday, March 8, 1999 at 7.00 pm

Monday, March 15, 1999 at 7.00 pm

Reservations will be taken at (312) 742-1079 after February 19, 1999.

You can also visit Turkish Poetry Homepage.

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