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Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Starts at: 20:00 - Tuesday, 22 December
August Strindberg

The Pelican

Directed by   Mikheil Charkviani
Scenography By  Mikheil Charkviani
Costume Designer: Tinatin Kvinikadze
Composer / musical adaptation: Erekle Getsadze
Assistant to director: Ketevan Javakhishvili


The cast:
Nineli Chankvetadze, Anastasia Chanturaia, Lili Maisuradze, Sandro Samkharadze, Giga Datiashvili


About Performance:
The Pelican is Strindberg's one of the most profound and distressing plays. The storyline revolves around the tragic changes in a family following the death of the father and the marriage of the daughter. Throughout the play protagonists are entangled in a deep and harrowing family drama, trying to unveil each and every sin recurrent in their family. Children compel their mother to abolish her inherent needs of sexuality and private life, summoning her to sacrifice herself both physically and emotionally as the Pelican, which according to a legend, feeds its offspring with its own heart blood. The multitude of conflicts finally leads to a series of catastrophic confrontations in which the family turns against the mother and brings about the destruction of the entire household. The pattern has various allusions with the works of Shakespeare, Ibsen, Sophocles Euripides, and many more who dwell around the similar topics of vicious behavioral patterns that lead to an inevitable demolition.



Date of Premire: 16.10.2020
Duration: 90 minutes, without intermission
The tour group: 8 person

Theatre on Athoneli, a small independent theatre was founded by Revaz Salukvadze in 2005.  The art director of the theater is a renowned Georgian actress Nana Pachuashvili.

Theatre on Athoneli doesn’t have its own troop of performers, therefore it is mostly occupied by young actors and directors, who are given an opportunity to show their works to public.

Since its birth the Theatre on Athoneli has hosted a variety of interesting and popular performances staged by Temur Chkheidze, Keti Dolidze and others: Immigrants, Good Morning 100 Bucks!,  Queen Mother and performed by celebrated Georgian artists Nana Pachuashvili, Nineli Chankvetadze, Ramas Ioseliani, Zura Kipshidze, Goga Pipinashvili among others.


Contact information:
Theater art director: Nana Pachuashvili
Contact person: Tinatin Salukvadze
Tel: +995 599285000