PERFORMERS: Nika Nanitashvili, Tamara Chanukvadze, Giorgi Jikuridze, Mariam Chukhrukidze, Irakli Gogoladze, Nikoloz Faikridze, Vano Dugladze, Salome Tsurtsumia, David khakhidze, Vakhtang Nozadze, Giorgi Shavgulidze, Shalva Antelava, Tamara Tkemaladze, Rati Goguadze
DIRECTOR: Dimitri Khvtisiashvili
PRODUCER: Sophia Dekanozishvili
STAGE MANAGER: Giga Beradze
LIGHTING MANAGER: Beqa Baqradze
SOUND MANAGER: Malkhaz Maisashvili
STAGE MANAGER: Inga Katshachidze
COSTUMER: Irma Katsiashvili
STAGE HELP: Soso Kharitonashvilii
PRODUCTION: Nodar Dumbadze Professional State Youth Theater (Georgia)
August 26, 2022 9 p.m.
In 2016 the world commemorated 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. This special anniversary year was a truly unique opportunity to produce a play by the world’s greatest playwright: his famous comedy Much Ado about Nothing. The director Dimitri Khvtisiashvili has chosen not to change the text of the play, but has given the performance a totally contemporary dimension and meaning. The production has an eclectic, colourful scenography and modern musical choices. The play is set nowadays, also to better involve young audiences, and has an innovative approach. The play includes Iago’s monologue from Shakespeare’s Othello and draws from A Cry of Players by William Gibson. The young actors introduce new funny and entertaining moments, but at the same time maintain Shakespeare’s wisdom and the spirit of the play.