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On the Periphery

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Feb. 23 - April 4, 2020; Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm; Opening Nights: Saturday, February 29; Monday, March 2; No performances on Wednesdays in March [4, 11, 18, 25] or Thursday, March 5

In the first co-production between Golden Thread Productions and Crowded Fire Theater Company, Sedef Ecer's On the Periphery paints a tender portrayal of the lives of social outcasts in Istanbul's urban slums mirroring the displacement, migration, and gentrification in the Bay Area.

Set in Istanbul and Paris, the play focuses on the rarely told stories of migrants in Istanbul's urban slums. Farmers Dilcha and Bilo leave their home in the countryside to make a life in the big city. Young lovers Azad and Tamar appeal to superstar Sultane's reality TV show to realize their dream of a life in Paris. Gypsy woman Kybelee finds home in a shack she has made with her own hands. Turkish-born playwright Sedef Ecer's new play takes a lyrical, funny, and deeply human look at hope and home against all odds.

On the Periphery weaves seamlessly into the discussion on migration and gentrification in San Francisco Bay Area. While two lovers face development-enforced displacement in Turkey, San Francisco tenants fight for rent control laws and Oakland homeowners are priced out of their neighborhoods. As the play explores intimate tales of love and longing, characters tackle migration set against a background of economic uncertainty-offering an international look at universal feelings of inequity.

15-50.

Presented by Golden Thread Productions.
Feb. 23 - April 4, 2020; Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm; Opening Nights: Saturday, February 29; Monday, March 2; No performances on Wednesdays in March [4, 11, 18, 25] or Thursday, March 5

In the first co-production between Golden Thread Productions and Crowded Fire Theater Company, Sedef Ecer's On the Periphery paints a tender portrayal of the lives of social outcasts in Istanbul's urban slums mirroring the displacement, migration, and gentrification in the Bay Area.

Set in Istanbul and Paris, the play focuses on the rarely told stories of migrants in Istanbul's urban slums. Farmers Dilcha and Bilo leave their home in the countryside to make a life in the big city. Young lovers Azad and Tamar appeal to superstar Sultane's reality TV show to realize their dream of a life in Paris. Gypsy woman Kybelee finds home in a shack she has made with her own hands. Turkish-born playwright Sedef Ecer's new play takes a lyrical, funny, and deeply human look at hope and home against all odds.

On the Periphery weaves seamlessly into the discussion on migration and gentrification in San Francisco Bay Area. While two lovers face development-enforced displacement in Turkey, San Francisco tenants fight for rent control laws and Oakland homeowners are priced out of their neighborhoods. As the play explores intimate tales of love and longing, characters tackle migration set against a background of economic uncertainty-offering an international look at universal feelings of inequity.

15-50.

Presented by Golden Thread Productions.
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