Directed by David Turkiashvili
Scenography By David Turkiashvili
Costume Designer: David Turkiashvili
Composer / musical adaptation: Levan Saralidze
Assistant to director: Nona Rogava
Marina Daraselia, Sese Mikava, Salome Bugadze, Oto Ashkareli.
The play tells the story of the indifferent attitude of family and community towards different people. Ella, who was excluded from her family and community, died. The parents – Martha and Mamia – are left to bury their child secretly and hastily from the villagers. Unexpectedly Ella’s friends arrive at the funeral.“You scare off the death, you see, father.” “Protecting me.” We could not protect our child.” Watch me now. Go, wash that mud and put on the black shirt which I have ironed. I will sort these flowers!” – says Martha, the mother of the dead child
Date of Premire: 18.02.2020
Duration: 70 mins, without intermission
The tour group: 9 persons
The history of Zugdidi Theatre dates back to 1868. Theatre's very first performance was Molière's "The Doctor in Spite of Himself". Since that day, for more than 150 years, theatrical life in the city has not stopped.
According to the jubilee magazine published in 1968 to mark the 100th anniversary of the theatre becomes clear that at that time there were already existing two different creative groups. They staged plays based on both foreign and Georgian plays independently from each other. It is also widely known that such famous theatre figures as Lado Meskhishvili, Shalva Dadiani, Valerian Gunia, Alexander Imedashvili and others came to Zugdidi Theatre for a tour.
Georgian writer Anton Purtseladze, who translated and staged plays, made a great contribution to the theatrical life of Zugdidi.
Since the 1930s, in parallel with the Rustaveli Theatre, the plays "Lamara" and "Anzor" have been staged in Zugdidi Theatre
A well-known theatre director Temur Chkheidze made his first career steps at Zugdidi Theatre, where he came together with Avto Makharadze and Janri Lolashvili.
The period when a prominent theatrical figure Sasha Egutia led the theatre, is considered to be its Golden age.
Zugdidi theatre continues its creative life to this day and has received numerous awards and prizes during its existence. In 2018, the theatre was on tour in Amsterdam, from which it returned with great success.