Host and Guest
- Author: Playwright – Vazha-Pshavela
- Director: Stage director – Nugzar Gachava
- Duration: 50 min
29 Dec 2015
Host and Guest based on Vazha-Pshavela’s epic poem
- Author: Author - Ignace Cornelissen
- Director: Directed by – Tarek Iskander (Great Britain)
- Duration: 70 min
21 Nov 2015
Winter’s Tale a one-Act Comedy, Ignace Cornelissen Translators – Davit Gabunia and Guram Ghonghadze
Although all the tales have the same ending – the good takes victory over the evil and love defeats hatred, readers or spectators still looks forward to travelling in this magic genre. A British director Tarek Iskander presents on the New Stage Ignace Cornelissen’s play – “Winter’s Tale”. The final chord of the play is one of the protagonist’s words: “The moral of this tale is…” As you see, the playwright ends the play in ellipsis (three dots).
What moral can the “Winter’s Tale” have? This is to ponder over after the performance…
- Author: Playwright – Nikolai Gogol
- Director: Directed by – Lasha Sherozia
- Duration: 120 min
15 Oct 2015
An incredible story in two acts based on Nikolai Gogol’s “Marriage”
A middle-aged civil servant, Podkolyosin is offered by his matchmaker to marry Agafya, merchant’s daughter. Podkolyosin seems to be in want of the marriage but is somehow indecisive. A certain Kochkaryov, the civil servant’s friend, unexpectedly enters the scene. This boisterous man manages to rid Agafya of a number of suitors and disposes her in favor of Podkolyosin.
The deal is fixed – Agafya and Podkolyosin agree to get married, but at the decisive moment… an incredible thing happens at the end indeed.
Still Life with a Fatty Nephew
- Author: Author - Ion Sapdaru (Romania)
- Director: director - Ion Sapdaru (Romania)
- Duration: 140 min
09 Oct 2015
Still Life with a Fatty Nephew, Comedy in Two Acts, Translated by Mikho Mosulishvili
“Still Life with a Fatty Nephew” – a sad comedy about an orphaned man in his forties whose aunts arrange his “matchmaking” with a prostitute . . . . .
What will become of “Sparrow” (the aunts still call their nephew this nickname) who falls head over heels in love . . . What will become of the caring aunts and an ordinary whore? – This is the story of a famous Romanian playwright, director and actor Ion Sapdaru who presents his acclaimed play on “The New Stage” in Batumi.
Cries and Whispers
- Author: Based on Ingmar Bergman’s screenplay
- Director: Directed by – Mikheil Charkviani
- Duration: 55 min
31 Aug 2015
Cries and Whispers based on Ingmar Bergman’s screenplay
The screenplay “Cries and Whispers” by a legendary Swedish film-director Ingmar Bergman is about oncological-sick Agnes and relatives around her. This is a story about what happens when death is a relief than a disaster, when you lose control over life and await death as a way out. Suffering is so long and endless that the people around lose temper and start searching for the reasons of alienation. Is there a hope for revival of love between the sisters? How big is for them suffering of others? How long does it take to replace hatred with compassion?
It is a story about the sisters who grew out of love toward one another, about their husbands and about Anna who is unable to betray her mistress.
- Author: Based on “Thérèse Raquin” by Èmile Zola
- Director: director – Avto Varsimashvili
- Duration: 120 min
13 Aug 2015
Thérèse Raquin tragic story of a sinful love (in two acts)
Èmile Zola’s novel is a harsh drama developed around one family. A madam marries her sick son to a lodged relative. The young woman thirsts for life and happiness. As it always happens in such cases, a proper man appears at proper time. The lovers decide to get rid of the sick man and soon fulfil their plan. What punishment awaits them by the Providence?
- Author: Based on Ingmar Villqist’s play, in Georgian one-act adaptation by Irakli Samsonadze
- Director: Directed by – Andro Enukidze
- Duration: 90 min
05 Aug 2015
Bondo’s Night based on Ingmar Villqist’s play, in Georgian one-act adaptation by Irakli Samsonadze
A sharp drama developed between the two protagonists of a prominent Polish dramatist Ingmar Villqist is adapted to the Georgian reality by an artistic director of the Batumi State Drama Theatre Andro Enukidze. “Bondo’s Night” deals with the painful and thought-provoking passionate history of sin and mercy, ferocity of crowd and victims of the recent past.