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Performance 07 October 2018

THE SOIL TAKES ITS TOIL

20:00 Location: Frankfurt Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstraße 4, 60316 Frankfurt, Germany Organizer: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre Independent Project

Author: Alex Chigvinadze
Director: Avtandil Diasamidze
Stage Designer: Avtandil Modebadze
Choreograpy: Lana Kavrelishvili
Composer: Luka Nakashidze


The play is a mixture of a fairy tale and a documentary theatre and examines the contemporary scene in a mythical cross-section where you meet a cruel queen and strip - teaser from a provincial town both posing in front of the magic mirror. Some in Georgia still believe in the existence of ancient, mythical characters and keep a trunk where their ancestor trapped “Chinka”, a mythical animal. In mountainous villages you will still be shown a cliff carved by a mythical character or a lake where a blind goliath’s surfaced blood net trapped a hero.  Characters in the play keep changing their faces and acquire more than one self: a chorus becomes an orphan girl, a king turns into a baker and a city into a dragon. Protagonists’ stream of consciousness at times serves as a bridge to link stories and at other times as a crossroad, where they stand indecisive about which path to take. The play incorporates century-old recorded fairy tales: "The Soil Takes Its Toll", "The Queen Who Gave Birth to a Snake and Dead by Day".