The Rustaveli Theatre, the largest and one of the oldest theatres of Georgia, presents a gripping and suspenseful adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy Electra, directed by Robert Sturua, Artistic Director of Rustaveli Theatre and renowned stage director, Grigoris Karantinakis and Nikoloz Heine-Shvelidze.
Robert Sturua’s visionary production promises a story that is as old as time and as shocking as today’s headlines. Electra, which represents the last and the most mature creative period of Sophocles, recounts the murder in the palace of Atreides, which reaches its peak with the matricide of Orestes. Focusing on the power of women trapped in a patriarchal system, on the complex family and gender dynamics relevant to today’s world, on the political activism dictating us to raise our voices tirelessly in the name of justice alongside with the sorrow, humor and political intrigues, the Georgian production manages to create a landscape of suspense and tension that propels the play to its inevitable conclusion. The passion and precision of the ancient writing is still in action during the show – a wonderful integrity.
With Greek and English surtitles
Grigoris Karantinakis and Nino Kantidze
Grigoris Karantinakis and Nikoloz Heine-Shvelidze
Music by Toru Takemitsu, Mark Isham, David Lang, Ólafur Arnalds and Rammstein are used in the performance
Davit Gotsiridze / Lasha Jukharashvili
Lela Akhalaia / Tamta Inashvili