Georgian Showcase Program

Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Beginning at: 14:00 - Thursday, 27 September
Location: Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre (The Roof)

Georgian Fantasies

Directed by Besik Kupreishvili
Scenography By Vakhtang Koridze, Elene Pirtskhalava
Musical adaptation by Zurab Gagloshvili


The Cast:

Mariam Kvirkvinia, Luka Zurakadze, Luka Aptciauri, Elene Pirtskhalava, Zaza Kakabadze, Mariam Kuprashvili


Georgian history, strung in little stories and narrated with fingers, arises from a book involving multiple characters such as  the first Europeans __ Zezva and Mzia, Argonauts, Medea, the greatest Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli and the characters in his poem; painter Niko Pirosmani and other colourful personalities who epitomise Georgian folklore and culture.

Premiere will be held in the frames of Georgian Showcase 2018
50 minutes, without intermission
The tour group: 8 persons

After successfully staging several sketches at children’s art studio Mtiebi in Batumi, Beso Kupreishvili decided to create a Fingers Theatre.Back in 1991 Batumi Actors House hosted a youth theatre-studio 99 + 2 with its play Extravaganza. The audience was enthralled by the originality of the presentation involving costumed fingers. Fingers were dressed in costumes. They danced and moved fabulously. Despite the variety of genres the theatre has offered ever since, the name of Theatre of Fingers stuck. The theatre was officially presented in Tbilisi in 2006 and since 2007 has been performing in Marjanishvili Drama Theatre.
The theatre has successfully participated in 22 international and festivals, biennales and exhibitions. It has toured its productions in more than 20 countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. The participation of the theatre in international forums is prompted by the variety of repertoire and originality of expression.



Artistic Director: Beso Kupreishvili
Contact Person: Mariam Kuprashvili
Tel.: +995 598 450 444; +995 577 462 134;
Address: 8 Marjanishvili Str., Tbilisi

Besik Kupreishvili

Besik Kupreishili – director. After graduating the Tbilisi State Institute of Drama he joined Batumi Puppet Theatre. He also worked in Batumi Drama Theatre and was a teacher and director at an art studio Mtiebi. He founded a youth theatre in 1991 in Batumi and Young Artists Union in 1997. Besik Kupreishili’s plays have successfully toured Lithuania, England, Germany and Turkey. His productions include Extravaganza, Permanense, Come and Go by Samuel Becket, My Shakespeare, Wall , an adapted version of Pink Floyd’s Wall, Meeting Pirosmani, Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, Suitcase of Fairy-tales, Playing at the Table, Romeo and Juliet (a musical).