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Performance 18 October 2018

PIGS OF BAKULA

19:30 Location: Marburg Hessisches Landestheater Marburg, Am Schwanhof 68-72, 35037 Marburg, Germany Organizer: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre Performance by Mikheil Tumanishvili Film Actors State Professional Theatre

Author: David Kldiashvili
Author of Production: Tsotne Nakashidze
Director: Mikhail Tumanishvili
Director Assistant: Tsotne Nakashidze, Nugzar Bagration-Gruzinsky
Stage Designer: Givi Tseradze
Music: Giuli Darakhvelidze
 
Galaktion Hosoliani’s orchard is constantly raided by his neighbour’s pigs. There’s no end to their ravage. “For God’s sake, spare me from your pigs!”: he pleaded in vain hopes. Then, he had a „brainwave“. He decided to intimidate his neighbor by showing his connections with Shasha, a Chancellery staff, who happened to be his wife’s cousin, by inviting him to dinner. The scoundrel Shasha brought along the whole Chancellery staff. To satisfy their appetite and rise to the occasion the poor host was urged to kill all the livestock. The unapologetic guests got drunk and kicked up a raw and it was almost impossible to tell them apart from the pigs. Poor Galaktiohn was left devastated and his children starving.
He is helpless and wondering where to find justice and how to carry on. Hedecides to file a complaint letter exposing the clerks. Upon returning home he finds his orchard raided again.
        
The author, D. Kldiashvili poses a rhetorical question: “How are we supposed to live? How can a person exist in this unjust, ruthless and dysfunctional environment where money can buy everything, where nobody believes in and cares for truth. What is poor Galaktiohn left with? People have become mean and disrespectful towards such notions as honesty, consideration, care and kindness. Such an environment has generated hopelessness and confusion in people. Some try to be cunning to no avail, some call for patience and all this is topped by a two-headed eagle with a scepter.”
                                                                        Mikheil Tumanishvili