Georgian Showcase Program

Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Starts at: 13:00 - Friday, 04 October
Location: Beri Gabriel Salosi I Turn, #2, Former Elektrowerk.
Jean Baptist Moliere

The Misanthrope

Jean Baptist Moliere
The Misanthrope

Directed by – Mikheil Charkviani
Scenography by Mikheil Charkviani
Costume designer Mikheil Charkviani
Composer Erekle Getsadze

The Cast:
Giga Datiashili, Megi Kobaladze, Teona Lejava, Buka Tolordava, Anano Makharadze, Giorgi Chachanidze, Gagi Shengelia, Giorgi Tsereteli

The premiere will be held in the frames of Georgian Showcase 2019
Duration: 120 minutes, without intermission
The tour group: 13


About Performance:
Alceste hates the world. He identifies hypocrisy as one of mankind's worst flaws and unmasks French aristocracy in pretence. Alceste insists that truth and honesty, no matter how painful, are essential to true integrity. Exhausted with uncertainty, Alceste finds himself at a party in order to uncover the true nature of Celimene’s affections. There he encounters society; a slick, capricious people, each in his estimation embodiments of decaying values and apathy in the face of corruption. With an unjust lawsuit hanging over his head, he comes to realize first hand the merit of speaking disingenuously- as a course to survive. Alceste must finally decide whether his personal convictions are more or less important than his place in this world. "The Misanthrope" by Jean Baptist Moliere was written in 1666 and is one of the best creation of world literature and the first classical play in Open Space.

Open Space for Experimental Art was founded in 2016 and aims to develop visual and performing arts in Georgia. Its programme is interdisciplinary and allows for synthesised work in various art fields and forms of expression for both Georgian and international young artists and art lovers.

Open Space theatre laboratory explores new ways, techniques, methods and aims to shape and pave the way to artists willing to work in an alternative space departing from the mainstream methods.

The members of the company include two directors, a painter and 18 artists. Their work largely reflects varied Georgian contemporary scene.

 The company’s productions such as, The God of Hunger, The Worry and performances: Labour Code / Extracurricular Reading and A Thicker Skin by A. Dadiani delve into the issues that plague the society (poverty, unemployment, trampling on the rights of workers, homophobia, violence).
The company’s choice of making a run-down electrical plant in a suburb of Tbilisi, its home, is a statement in the fight to make art less elitist and more accessible for broader audiences.


Contact information:
Theater art director: Mikheil Charkviani, Davit Khorbaladze
Contact person: Ana Gurgenidze
Tel:+995 551 400 403