Venue and date:
National Theatre of Hungary
2023. 04. 27., 19:00
Tbilisi Theatrical Centre


Venue and date:
National Theatre of Hungary
2023. 04. 27., 19:00
Tbilisi Theatrical Centre
William Shakespeare
Avtandil Varsimashvili
Stage designer: 
Mirian Shvelidze
Costume designer: 
Natalia Kobakhidze
Nikoloz Rachveli

A Venetian nobleman tells the centurion Iago that Senator Brabantio's daughter Desdemona, whom he loves, has married Othello the Moor, a general invited by the Venetians. Iago does not hide that he hates General Othello, who did not appoint him as his assistant, but Cassio. They inform Senator Brabantio that Desdemona has eloped with the Moor. Othello tells Iago how he fell in love with Desdemona.

Othello is summoned to the Duke of Venice where Desdemona's father accuses Othello of bewitching his daughter, but Desdemona informs everyone that she married the Moor of her own free will. The Duke orders Othello to go to Cyprus to fight and allows Desdemona to accompany her husband. Othello entrusts Desdemona to Iago and his wife Emilia to bring him to Cyprus. Iago takes Roderigo with him. Othello, victorious from the war, meets Desdemona on Cyprus.

Iago makes Cassio get drunk with wine and Roderigo starts fights him, Othello dismisses Cassio as his assistant because of this fight, Iago advises Cassio to ask Desdemona to reconcile him and Othello. Desdemona asks Othello to forgive Cassio, Iago takes advantage of this and makes Othello jealous of Cassio, advising him to keep an eye on Desdemona and Cassio. Desdemona accidentally loses a handkerchief, which Emilia finds and gives to Iago. Iago convinces Othello that Desdemona gave the handkerchief to her beloved Cassio. Blinded by jealousy, Othello kills Desdemona. 


Othello – Goga Barbakadze
Desdemona – Natalia Kuloshvili, Ani Aladashvili
Iago – Apolon Kublashvili, Kakha Mikiashvili
Emilia – Tiko Kordzadze
Roderigo – Shako Mirianashvili
Cassio – Lasha Gurgenidze
Brabantio – Mamuka Mumladze
Duke of Venice – Giorgi Jikia
Bianca – Sopha Lomjaria
Runtime: 190 min
Language: Georgian with Hungarian translation
Acts: 3
Age limit: 10
The Director

Famous Georgian director Avtandil Varsimashvili is one of the famous directors in Georgia. He is Artistic Director of the state academic Griboedov Theater and “Liberty Theatre”.

He has been awarded with Georgian State National Award, State Higher Theatrical Award of Kote Marjanishvili, Award named after Mikheil Tumanishvili, winne of “Zolotoi Vityaz” festival, winner of the Grand Prix of "Golden Lion" Festival in Lviv, Ukraine, and has many other international theatrical festival awards. Has received “Order of Honor of Georgia”. President of Georgian National bureau of the Theater International Institute (ITI).

He is the Full Professor of “The Tbilisi Theatre and Cinema University” and delivers master classes for directors and Georgia and in other countries. He has staged over 60 plays, one film, 4 TV films and 14 documentaries. Beside Georgia he worked in Italy, Germany, Russia and Ukraine.

Inviting Theater
National Theatre of Hungary
Awards and prizes
The Best Performance of the Year
The Best Directing of the Year
The Best Actor Role