Director: Nino Haratischwili
Scenography: Julia B. Nowikowa
Costumes Designer: Gunna Meyer, Nino Nutsa Chkonia, AvtandilModebadze
Assistant to the director: Maya Sakhltkhutsishvili, Natia Shalikashvili
Rina – Nino Burduli
Kaela – NataMurvanidze
Luci – NatukaKakhidze
A crude mansion, a civil war is raging outside. The general, the highest official in the country and the head of the house, has fled. All employees have escaped except for the tree of them: the cook Rina, the housekeeper Kaela and the handmaid Lucy.
Despite Rinaand Kaela’s attempts, the war penetrates all barricaded windows and locked doors, into the minds of the isolated women. When the fight for dominance breaks out between Rina and Kaela, Lucy becomes their plaything. The opponents seem to be willing to use any means to humiliate, denounce and break the other. The apparent place of safety, the home, turns into a battlefield and the prospect of escape is becoming increasingly impossible.
Supported by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung South Caucasus & Goethe-Institut Georgien
Date of Premire: 25.06.2021
Duration: 90 minutes
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