These and other characters are all marionettes, less than 3ft tall, and some tiny. And yet their scenes have a more generous and more heart-stopping sense of drama than most plays with real actors.
Rezo Gabriadze theatre is a reflection of the artist’s and poet’s soul. He himself is a Theatre in all variety: an actor, a producer, a playwright, musician, designer. The result of his creative work is wonderful. His talent is diverse…
This is art puppetry at the highest level.
The New Yorker
Like other Tbilisi marionette productions, “The Autumn of my Spring” is conceived, written, directed and designed by Rezo Gabriadze; and his subjects are life, death and the mystery of things… the production has immense charm.
Paper, wire, clay, twigs: Gabriadze fashions his finely detailed creatures from detritus, and when they die they disappear into the fine silt covering the stage: dust to dust. Without an animating spirit, we do not amount to much
The Battle of Stalingrad is a timeless elegy… with the delicacy of lacework whose effect is beautiful, poignant and lingering.
The New York Times
It is the particular genius of Gabriadze to capture epic issues in tiny scale puppet sketches.
It is difficult to find a comparison between “The Battle of Stalingrad” and anything an American audience might have seen….. Technically speaking The Battle of Stalingrad is a puppet show.
But it is to our ordinary understanding of puppetry that a hurricane is to a sneeze.
The Washington Post