Georgian Showcase Program

Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Beginning at: 13:00 - Wednesday, 26 September
Location: Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre (Rehearsing Room)
Alex Chigvinadze

The Land

Director: Avtandil Diasamidze
Scenography By: Avtandil Modebadze
Choreography by: Lana Kavrelishvili
Composer: Luka Nakashidze

The Cast:
Ana Vasadze, Natalia Gabisonia, Ana Makharadze, Ioseb Khvedelidze, Teimuraz Rekhviashvili


The play is a mixture of a fairy tale and a documentary theatre and examines the contemporary scene in a mythical cross-section where you meet a cruel queen and strip-teaser from a provincial town both posing in front of the magic mirror. Some in Georgia still believe in the existence of ancient, mythical characters and keep a trunk where their ancestor trapped “Chinka”, a mythical animal. In mountainaous villages you will still be shown a cliff carved by a mythical character or a lake where a blind goliath’s surfaced blood net trapped a hero.  Characters in the play keep changing their faces and acquire more than one self: a chorus becomes an orphan girl, a king turns into a baker and a city into a dragon. Protagonists’ stream of consciousness at times serves as a bridge to link stories and at other times as a crossroad, where they stand indecisive about which path to take. The play incorporates century-old recorded fairy tales: The Soil Takes Its Toll, The Queen Who Gave Birth to a Snake and Dead at Daytime.


The Premiere will be held in the frames of Georgian Showcase 2018!
Duration: 60 minutes, without intermission

Contact information:
Contact person:
Avtandil Diasamidze
Tel: (+995) 597039750