Full Program

Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Starts at: 20:00 - Friday, 04 October
Location: Royal District Theatre
Anton Chekhov


Directed by Temur Chkheidze
Scenography by Giorgi Aleksi-Meskhishvili
Costumes Designer Giorgi Aleksi-Meskhishvili
Choreography by Mariam Aleksidze
Sound Mari Beroshvili
Assistant to the director Maia Sakhltukhutsesi


Nika Tavadze, Girogi Sharvashidze, Keta Shatirishvili, Davit Khurtsilava, Tornike Gogrichiani, Lili Khuriti, Aleko Makharoblishvili, Gaga Shishinashvili, Iva Kimeridze, Giorgi Razmadze, Levan Saralidze, Beka Kachidze 


About Performance:
Anton Ckehkov's The Duel (1891) depicts the rivalry of two men, the clash of their life philosophies, against the background of a little provincial town at the Black Sea side. Laevsky, a dissipated romantic, completely broke runaway from the center of the Russian empire, is bored of his mistress, Nadya, a maried woman; and is desperately trying to get rid of her. That is where he is firmly opposed by an arrogant zoologist, the man of high morals, Von Koren. Their ideological clash turns into an absurd duel. 
Acclaimed Georgian director Temur Chkeidze offers a production rich in psychological nuances; Chekhovian subtexts and irony shape the refined work under his guidance. 


Duration: 90 min, without intermission
Date of a premiere: 27.12. 2019 


ROYAL DISTRICT THEATRE was founded in 1997 by a prominent Georgian actress Iza Gigoshvili. Since its establishment RDT has been supporting innovative and free theatrical experiments, popularization of new plays, thus contributing to widening the perspective of Georgian theatre. Since 2008 a young group of actors - led by award winning young director and author Data Tavadze - has been active at RDT. The group made the theatre popular abroad with its innovative forms and acutely up-to-date performances. Data Tavade’s productions were presented at Deutsches Theater Berlin, BOZAR Brussels, moment:teater Stockholm, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Staatstheater Braunsweig, Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre and more.

In 2008-2011 RDT founded the festival of 25-minute play ARDIfest that aimed at discovering new faces and encouraging their work. The directors, playwright, actors, composers and designers discovered at ARDIfest are ultimately defining the face of young Georgian theatre nowadays.

RDT is also active in the educational field, it hosts the Center for Development of Contemporary Theatre. RDT actively collaborates with Gothenburg Academy for Music and Drama (Sweden); arranges public lectures, professional seminars, workshops for Georgian and foreign theatre-makers. 

Repertoire choices at RDT are always taking into consideration social values, political event in Georgia and around the world, as we do believe that theatre is a space for reflection and reaction, dialogue and analysi