Georgian Showcase Program

Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Starts at: 15:00 - Saturday, 01 October

Sickness Simulation

Director: Saba Aslamazishvili
Scenography: Barbara Aslamazasvhili
Costumes Designer: Barbara Aslamazasvhili
Composer / Musical adaptation: Saba Aslamazishvili
Assistant to the director: Marina Papushvili


The Cast:  
Argan – Giorgi Chachanidze
Angelique – Tamuna Jajanashvili
Toinette – Andria Vatchridze


About Performance:
The play “Sickness Simulation” is about a man who pretends himself as an physically ill person. Also, he tries to make others to believe his sickness. Specially hired doctors illogicaly diagnose deaseases. He becomes the center of attention of society and likes living with those simulations. Furthermore, he does everything to continue living in the imaginary life with his imaginary sickness.
We believe, that living with illusions alienates person as from him/herself as from his relatives. Mainly, we should stop living in the imaginary world and start to face reality. The reason does not matter for our imaginations and imaginary sicknesses, real existance is always priority.


Date of Premire:  15.06.2021
Duration: 1hr 20mins without intermission


Chiatura is a densely populated city in west Georgia.

The demand for forming a permanent company and hold performances has emerged from the very beginning of city foundation, in the region, well-known for manganese production. Towards the end of the nineteenth century due to extensive efforts and initiatives of Georgian public figures a number of theatres opened simultaneously in Georgia, one of them being Chiatura drama theatre active from December 11th 1894. 
The history of the theater consists of important dates, events and successes:

In 1901 the theatre hosted a renowned play „Little Kakhi“ by Georgian writer AkakiTsereteli. 

From 1910 the theatre had a permanent company of its own. 

Twenties and thirties of the past century are considered to be the heyday of the theatre. Under the leadership of Pavle Prangishvili the theatre hosted not only national plays but plays by world-famous classics such as William Shakespeare, Moliere, Lope de Vega and others. 

In 1949 Chiatura drama theatre moved to the building from the year 1946 built right after the end of the World War Two. The highlight of the building is the painted ceiling of the theatre auditorium by Georgian painter Robert Sturua. Theatre façade is adorned with a sculpture of AkakiTsereteli by sculptor Valerian Topuridze. 

In 1949 Chiatura drama theatre was named in honor of Akaki Tsereteli. 

In the second half of the twentieth century Chiatura drama theatre gained an international acclaim by winning twice at union festivals and receiving a main price at International Festival of Hungary. The theater actively takes part in international festivals organized in Georgia, its performances and actors have been named as the owners of highest prizes many times, including Imereti, regional and international theater festivals.

Chiatura theater frequently performs on tour, and hosts different companies. Georgian directors actively cooperate with Chiatura drama theatre, among them are the representatives of young generation. 

In the beginning of 2017, the stage of the theater was renovated and equipped with corresponding technology. The company consists of the actors of different generations. The artistic director of the theater is MamukaTsertsvadze, since 2013 and the director  - Nana Tsereteli.