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Revolutionary Love

ensemble theatre · international collective theatre · Ages 13+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America

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June 27, 2015 certified reviewer

My overall impression

This was my first time seeing “Revolutionary Love,” a play based on the life and literary work of the Turkish poet, Nazim Hikmet, who served 12 years in prison for expressing his views on life and politics in his beloved Turkey. He lived in isolation, yet carried on his views in poetry. I actually didn’t know anything about Hikmet, until I had the opportunity to see this show. Bryson Allman—as Hikmet—put on a wonderful performance and I really fell in love with his words and the way he expressed those words, emotionally. The poetry was amazing. Elif Savas—as Piraye, Hikmet’s wife—expressed such great emotion and beauty with her singing and violin during Hikmet’s words. It was Hikmet’s love for Piraye and the love of his country that kept him strong. The story was so powerful that it made me sad, at the same time. Nevertheless, it was a great story and inspired me to learn more about Hikmet. I recommend this show for all.

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