The history of the Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theatre began in 1981 with the play “Alfred and Violetta”, where the story of everlasting love, well-known thanks to Alexandre Dumas fils’ novel “La Dame aux Camélias” ( The Lady of the Camellias) and Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “La Traviata,” was given a new artistic life by Rezo Gabriadze.
During the year before his death, Rezo Gabriadze almost completely rewrote and revived the play, adding various new characters and adapting the setting. He also created sketches of characters and stage decorations, which were used as the basis for the scenography of the reimagined play. The work started by Rezo was completed by the artistic director of the theatre, Leo Gabriadze, who brought to life this new rendition.
The play is set in Tbilisi’s Mtatsminda District, as well as in Milan, Khashuri, Rome, Abastumani, Venice and Dighomi.
This time, the story of Alfred and Violetta takes place during the dramatic events that occurred in Tbilisi in the 1990s, and their love will have to overcome numerous obstacles …
Playwright, Art-director: Rezo Gabriadze
Director: Leo Gabriadze
Producer: Veronika Gabriadze
Troup Manager: Tamar Amirajibi
Set Designer: Tamar Kobakhidze
Editor: Tamta Turmanidze
Sound Director: Davit Khositashvili
Musical Accompaniment by:
Nino Janjghava, Anzor Erkomaishvili, Eduard Israelov
Lighting Designer: Mamuka Bakradze
Assistant Director: Ana Sokhashvili
Supply Manager: Avto Tsertsvadze
Theatre Director: Natela Tsiklauri
Duration of the play: 75 min
Tamar Amirajibi, Niko Gelovani, Badri Gvazava, Irakli Sharashidze, Ana Nizharadze, Tamar Kobakhidze, Giorgi Giorgobiani, Natia Demetrashvili, Medea Bliadze
Erosi Manjgaladze, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Sergey Garmash, Otar Baghaturia, Teimuraz Tsiklauri, Rusudan Bolkvadze, Nanuka Khuskivadze, Nato Kakhidze, Vano Dugladze, Grigol Zhordania, Davit Gotsiridze,Apolon Kublashvili,Nikoloz Kvantaliani, Nikoloz Katsaridze, Aleko Begalishvili Davit Dvalishvili,Nino Arsenishvili
Puppet Masters and Set Decorators
Giorgi Giorgobiani, Tamar Kobakhidze, Levan Kiknavelidze, Alexander Kheimanovski, Maka Pachkoria, Medea Bliadze, Nana Chezhia, Natia Shengelia, Eka Lomtadze, Tamar Zumbadze, Levan Mindorashvili, Avtandil Gonashvili, Gela Jangirashvili, Luka Gonashvili