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Performance 14 October 2018

JESUS CASE

19:00 Location: Karlsruhe Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Hermann-Levi-Platz 1, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany Organizer: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre

Performance by Sokhumi State Drama Theater

Author: Lasha Imedashvili
Director: David Sakvarelidze (Sukho)
 

A young investigator is ordered to look into the case of Jesus by his elderly chief (prosecutor). He is required to draw on the bible while ignoring the religious and moral angle of the matter and determine which Roman and Jewish laws Jesus violated. Eventually, the investigation leads the young investigator to becoming religious and the chief too gets a lot of insight in this respect.
The initial ignorance in the matters of religion in these two people was caused by the Soviet Union’s atheist ideology, which banned religious literature. The collapse of the regime saw a keen interest of people towards religion which was previously viewed as a “forbidden fruit”. However, to this day the ignorance still predominates. Through comic situations the play explores the problems spawned by the lack of religious education.