”Faces” – Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University, Tbilisi

Georgia’s Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film University – the most prestigious and famous art university in the Caucasian region will also be part of the ISTF “Danail Chirpansky”. 

The University was founded in 1923. Since then it has become a fundamental factor in the development of Georgia’s cultural life. With a history of 90 years it has a major role in the formation of contemporary Georgian theatre. 

The young actors from Tbilisi will tour on Drama Theater of Stara Zagora’s stage with the play “Faces””, based on the collection of short stories of the Japanese novelist Yasunari Kawabata, a Nobel Prize laureate for Literature in 1968. 

Kawabata writes more than 140 short stories through the span of his career, which he calls “Palm-of-the-Hand Stories””. The earliest one is published way back in 1920, in the beginning of his 50-years-long career.

The young director Data Tavadze from the Royal District Theater of Tbilisi and the students from “Shota Rustaveli” create a minimalistic, extremely emotional performance which preserves the delicacy of the “Palm-of-the-Hand Stories””. The performance tells us about our ephemerality in time and how problematic it is for the human being, about loneliness, love and death.

“Faces” will take place in the “Geo Milev” Theater in Stara Zagora, on October 5 at 6 pm.

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