Georgian Showcase Program

Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Starts at: 20:00 - Saturday, 05 October
Paolo Genovese

The Game

Directed by – Guranda Iashvili
Costume designer Anano Mosidze
Antonio Carlos Jobim’s rendition of Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) is used in the performance.
No More Blues is performed by Anna Doi.

Assistant to the director Nino Chavchavadze


The Cast:
Buba Gogorishvili, David Beshitaishvili, Nanka Kalatozishvili, Tornike Gogrichiani, Eka Demetradze, Gigi Karseladze, Kakha Kintsurashvili, Ruska Karkashadze

Premiere: 11.05.2019
Duration:  90 min. without intermission
The tour group: 16


About Performance:

‘’Don’t hide your true feelings; it will cost you everything that is important.”

                                                                                           - The Little Prince

Nowadays, your secrets should be hidden from even those closest to you… In doing so, it will help maintain order in your relationships and daily life… But, if you wish to maintain this stability, you should safeguard your intimate messages and photos… Force yourself to laugh at the bad jokes of your friends, because you know that soon, one of their wives will send you a banal, erotic message…

After watching this play, even you might draw such immoral conclusions… Thus, think twice before you see it, and carefully decide who you’d wish to accompany you to such a revelatory performance. That is, if you want to avoid resembling your broken mobile device after leaving the theatre…

Being a leader in a competitive market is no mere feat. It takes willpower, dedication, innovation and at times bravery to stay ahead of the rest. When it comes to creative processes, the Tbilisi Music and Drama State Theatre is the leader among all the state theatres in Georgia today. In order to stay ahead, numerous factors need to be taken into account, including: variety, quality, actuality, and talent (including contemporary creativity).

The Tbilisi Music and Drama State Theatre provides all of this, and more. The theatre was founded in 1926, and for many decades its repertoire consisted of only musical comedies. It was home to numerous famous Georgian directors, actors, composers, playwrights, artists and choreographers, and played an integral part in the development of Georgia’s theatre and musical culture.

In 2004 one of the best directors of the modern generation, David Doiashvili, was appointed as head of the theatre, and he can be credited with all the fundamental reforms that have taken place. The theatre’s repertoire has expanded significantly since its initial inception, and now consists of an experimental fusion of genres, including drama, musical comedy, musical drama, choreography and literary performances.

The theatre’s main focus is on the quality of dramaturgy and talented young directors. It also provides a platform to showcase the creative work of David Doiashvili and his desire to explore the language of art by changing forms, making use of mixed methods, and helping actors perform artistically. This is what preserves the theatre’s position as a leader and makes it stand above the rest.

As one of the most innovative and successful theatres in Georgia, it has received numerous prestigious awards and prizes, and continues to gain momentum not only in popularity but also in international recognition and prestige.

Guranda Iashvili

born on 9 November 1965.

In 1986 she graduated from Faculty of Philology of Russian Language and Literature of Kutaisi Aleksandre Tsulukidze State Pedagogical Institute.

In 1994 she graduated from Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film State University, specializing in drama director (M. Tumanishvili's workshop)


work experience:

1986 -1988 - Kutaisi Lado Meskhishvili State Drama Theater, Assistant Director.

1994-1996 - Mikheil Tumanishvili Film Actors Theater, Assistant Director

1998-2001 - Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theater, Assistant to the Director.

2001 - 2002 - Tbilisi Culture Service, Manager

2002 - 2003 - Production company "Art Imedi", Manager in the field of industry.

2005 - First Channel of Georgian TV and Radio Broadcasting, Producer.

Since 2006 he has been director of the Tbilisi State Music and Drama State Theater.


Directed by Guranda Iashvili:

Music and Drama Theater:

2019 -  "The Game"

2012 - "Pantheon"

2009 -  "a will"

2007 -"Mary Poppins"

2006 Razinski "maculatura means today is Monday"


Theatre of Marjanishvili:

1999 - Zh. Marsean "is forbidden to view this viewer"


Film Actors Theater:

1996 - b. Slide "Every Year in February"


Kutaisi Lado Meskhishvili name. Dramatic theatre:

1997 - Eduardo de Filippo "Thief in Paradise"

1998 - l. Tabukashvili "So what is wet wet lilac"

2001 - K. Manie "Blaze"


Theatrical University:

1994 - Zh. Cocto "hearty man"

1992 - I. Babel "Maria"