Moda Stage, A theatre in Istanbul, was charged 20,000 Turkish liras (about $1,500) for a single month in January and 19,000 (about $1,400) in February for its power consumption, and failed to pay the bills both in protest and also due to insufficient funds.
The power supply was cut off on Thursday, then restored upon an announcement by a director of the theatre and upon protests on social media.
Kemal Aydoğan, the artistic director of Moda Stage, had announced that they’d not pay the astronomic bills and instead start playing in the dark.
After the power supply was restored, the company released a statement saying:
“After the reactions, they just came and turned on the power supply. We would like to thank the media outlets, our friends and our audience who had our voice heard.”