Today, April 4, "The White Steamboat" by the Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov was first staged at the Alp Arslan National Drama Theater in Ashgabat.
The production by Honored Artist of Turkmenistan Khandurdy Berdyev, presented to theatergoers, tells the story of a boy named Nurgazy, waiting in a forest village for his father.
Nurgazy, who believes his father works as a sailor on a white ship in Issyk-Kul, dreams of turning into a fish and swimming beside him.
The play also focuses on the various social problems that arise in the family.
Chingiz Aitmatov's story "The White Steamboat" was first published in 1970. The film "The White Steamboat" was made in 1976 based on the story of the same name. The film was shown at the 26th Berlin Film Festival.
In 2017, Khandurdy Berdyev staged a play by Chingiz Aitmatov called "My Popok in the Red Scarf."