The Rich Young Man
Last Saturday I went to Maya Sahnesi along İstiklal caddesi to see the play The Rich Young Man by Richard Dickinson, based on his novel The Lost Testament of Judas Iscariot. The plays tells the story about Jesus and his followers, but not in the fashion that your priest tells you. Here Jesus asks Judas to betray him and the Jesus’ miracles are really just smart PR schemes by the brilliant Judas.
I enjoyed the story, but the acting and the written dialogue were both quite flawed. What reminded me about it now was one of the news items that has been floating around in the media during the day. Namely this about Judas being told by Jesus to betray him according to a 1700 year old text. What a luck for Dickinson!
What I saw was the world premier of the play, it will play at the same place ebery Saturday during April. You can read more about it here, where you also can find a fresh review from Turkish daily News. (When I went to the play I didn’t know anything about Dickinsons political views, and this blogpost has nothing to say about that.)