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July 29, 2005 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
In the last hundred years, Turkey has traveled farther along the convulsive path from a static, autocratic ancient society to a modern republic than any other country in the Islamic world. The heavy price of transformation its people paid -- and the ongoing clash of civilizations that leaves their future precariously in doubt -- are eloquently illuminated in Sinan Unel's "Pera Pelas" at Pasadena's Boston Court Theatre.
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July 29, 2005 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
In the last hundred years, Turkey has traveled farther along the convulsive path from a static, autocratic ancient society to a modern republic than any other country in the Islamic world. The heavy price of transformation its people paid -- and the ongoing clash of civilizations that leaves their future precariously in doubt -- are eloquently illuminated in Sinan Unel's "Pera Pelas" at Pasadena's Boston Court Theatre.
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September 1, 2005 | Philip Brandes
"Pera Palas": In the last hundred years, Turkey has traveled further along the convulsive path from a static, autocratic ancient society to a modern republic than any other country in the Islamic world. The heavy price of transformation its people paid is eloquently illuminated in Sinan Unel's drama. The double-cast production features 10 actors in 27 roles representing various nationalities in three interlocking and overlapping dramas spanning pivotal periods during the 20th century.
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October 15, 2006
Michael Michetti, co-artistic director of Pasadena's Theater@Boston Court, is one of L.A.'s busiest -- and most eclectic -- directors. He began his tenure at Boston Court in 2003 by setting "Romeo and Juliet" in 1836 antebellum New Orleans. His staging there of "Pera Palas," Sinan Unel's epic exploration of Turkey's Western and Islamic influences presented with Antaeus Company, was a multiple 2006 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winner.
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August 26, 2005 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
When the San Francisco-born but Turkish-reared playwright Sinan Unel attended the University of Kansas, he found that most Americans knew very little about Turkey. The predominantly Islamic country's proximity to many Arab states makes people "think it's an Arab country," he says. "It's like confusing America with Mexico because they're both Christian countries in the same area."
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