Performance 03 October 2018


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 Royal District Theatre 

Dramaturgy: Davit Gabunia, Data Tavadze
Director: Data Tavadze
Stage Designer: Keti Nadibaidze
Composer: Nika Pasuri 

The play uses excerpts from the works of Aeschylus, Howard Barker, Augusto Boal and Franz Kafka.

Although the play goes beyond the confines of history and explores lives of individuals, it draws its inspiration from the 25th anniversary of the restoration of Georgian independence from Russia. 8 independent narratives and perspectives contribute to the complex patchwork fabric of the play which offers a space for interpretation to the spectator. The themes emerge from the reminiscences of the generation of the 90s back when Georgian independence was born. The characters in the play are substituted by narrators or commentators who render a detached perspective of the events.

What goes on inside your head when you observe your country as if you were observing your own body whose age is the same as that of your country’s independent existence from an occupier? What are the implications of independence? What makes a country or a person truly independent?

To find answers to these questions, among its many artistic devices, the play employs the myth of Prometheus chained to the Caucasus Mountain Chain. Prometheus features in all the themes rendered in the play and which are encapsulated in the final lines of the tragic finale: “His body is exactly of the same age as the independence of this country”.