Organised by Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Social and Cultural Activities Directorate, the theatre play titled “Decorator” took place on Monday the 6th of March 2017 at 19:30 p.m. at Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress Hall.
The play featuring Erdal Özyağcılar, Berna Laçin and Gözde Çetiner, written by Donald Churchill and translated by Füsun Günersel, mesmerised all in attendance.
Decorator begins with Marcia’s (Berna Laçin) panic to paint her husband’s room while he is on a trip. Walter (Erdal Özyağcılar) whose long time desire is to become an actor discovers Marcia’s big secret when painting her husband’s room. Jane (Gözde Çetiner) who is an uninvited visitor in Marcia’s home threatens Marcia regarding telling her husband about the secret affair between Marcia and Jane’s husband.
Amongst those in the audience was Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Minister of Labour and Social Security Hamza Ersan Saner, Board of Trustees President İlker Edip, EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, Vice Rectors Prof. Dr. Yaşar Özden and Prof. Dr. Özgür Eren. The play was also watched by Board of Trustees members, deans, academic and administrative staff members and students. At the end of the play Prof. Dr. Osam presented the thespians with a silver plate.
Erdal Özyağcılar visited Prof. Dr. Osam
Famous actor Erdal Özyağcılar visited EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Osam in his office before the play expressing his satisfaction regarding being at EMU. Prof. Dr. Osam provided detailed information about the university, its academic achievements and the value gives to art and social activities. EMU Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Özgür Eren and Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Özkaramanlı were also present at the said visit. At the end of the visit Prof. Dr. Osam presented Özyağcılar with a unique Cypriot Silk Cocoon plate.