Georgian Showcase Program

Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Beginning at: 21:00 - Tuesday, 25 September
Location: Ilia State University Theatre
According to Peter Weiss


Director: Saba Aslamazishvili
Sets Designer: Teo Kukhianidze
Composer: Music for the performance created by Konstantine Ejibashvili
Assistant to director: Pavle Inasaridze


The Cast:
Bacho Chachibaia, Amiran Kachibaia, Annie Imnadze, Aniko Shurghaia, Jano Valishvili, Vladimer Vashakidze
Konstantine Ejibashvili, Andrea Vachridze, Lika Zarnadze, Shota Tordia, Tornike Kakulia, Gaga Arabuli, Paata Babluani, George Makadze, Mariam Balakhadze, Elene Dabrundashvili



The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

Is it possible to get an all-embracing equality through revolution? Is revolution a path which brings liberty and fraternity and makes our wishes come true? These are the matters that the main character of the play, the Marquis de Sade is eager to resolve when staging an experimental performance with the patients of Charenton Mental Asylum. The result he gets is quite unexpected.

Young director Saba Aslamazishvili also took a path of an experiment for his debut performance and staged in not in a traditional setting but in the theatre foyer. For two hours Iliauni Theatre will don the garments of Charenton Asylum and the actors through reviving the adventures of the French Revolution together with the audience will try to find answers to the questions still so vital today.

Date of Premire: 10.05.2018
Duration: 110 minutes,  without  intermission
The tour group: 21 persons


The Ilia State University Theatre, the first  and for the time being the only professional theatre in Georgian higher education setting, was opened in 2010 on the premises of once celebrated Theatre Basement in Vake.

The Theatre operates as a venture project, inviting different directors and groups of actors for its performances. Hence, it is not governed by an artistic director and has no permanent group of actors. The Theatre is always open for youth to participate in and explore stage arts and crafts. The stage often hosts master classes held by distinguished representatives of various arts traditions and student performances. The theatre also supports the University Theatre Arts Programme making sure that the students majoring in acting, directing and set designing get a highly professional training of stage.

Theatre manager: Natalia Tvaltchrelidze
Contact  Person: Maradia Tsaava
Tel: (+995) 599529199; (+995) 599301715
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Saba Aslamazishvili

Saba Aslamazishvili graduated from Ilia State University with Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts, Concentration in Drama Directing in 2017.
During his studies at the University he staged several performances in the Iliauni Theatre, notably: “Metamorphosis”, according to the poem by Ovid, Samuel Beckett’s “First Love” and Henrick Ibsen’s “The Enemy of the People”, which was his senior project.

“Marat/Sade” by Peter Weiss is Saba Aslamazishvili’s debut performance.