Genre: Comedy
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Written by Ed Steven

The Turkish American Repertory Theatre in association with the 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC - presents Bellini and the Sultan: A Comedy in Istanbul, a unique adventure-comedy that explores how Muslims and non-Muslims can communicate and understand one another’s cultures.

In Bellini and the Sultan, the West and the Ottoman Empire are on the verge of war…and Renaissance painter Gentile Bellini is sent to keep the peace by painting a portrait demanded by Sultan Mehmed II. Since Islam forbids personal images, he finds himself fighting to survive and faces numerous obstacles -- a manipulative Sultan, a hostile Vizier and a plotting concubine. Along the way, the painter and the Sultan find common ground and forge a friendship despite the differences in their cultures and customs.

The cast of 8 includes Alan Smith, Eliud Kauffman, Christopher McAllister, Amir Levy, Everett Goldner, Chris Olson, Temi Hason, and Kate Szekely.

Open:   08/13/13
Close:   08/24/13

Tuesday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, August 16 @ 6:30 pm
Sunday, August 18 @ 4:30pm
Friday, August 23 @ 2:30 pm
Saturday, August 24 @ 7:00 pm
Theater:   Robert Moss Theater @ 440 Studios
Address:   440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10009
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: FringeNYC at 212-279-4488
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