Directed by: Avtandil Varsimashvili
Scenography: Mirian Shvelidze
Costumes design - Natalia Kobakhidze
Lights design – Temur Sukhishvili
Kholstomer – Valery Khariutchenko, Ivane Kurasbediani, Lasha Gurgenidze
Viazopurikha – Ludmila Artiomova-Mgebrishvili (Honored artist of Georgia), Sofia Lomjaria
General – Michael Arjevanidze
Vaska – Dimitry Sporishev
Miliy – Vasily Gabashvili
Serpukhovskoi – Apollon Kublashvili
Feofan – Vakhtang Nikolava
Householder – Oleg Mchedlishvili
Romans – Nana Darchiashvili, Nino Kikacheishvili, Zurab Chipashvili
Horses – Nina Kalatozishvili, Medea Mumladze, Nina Ninidze, Merab Kusikashvili, Anastasia Garmatiuk
The director Avtandil Varsimashvili realized his own version of the Tolstoy’s novel, showing wisdom acquired through suffering, how ugly and helpless is the old age and death, wich no one can escape. It is, also, a story about love, compassion and nobility. All of these are seen, first of all, in Kholstomer’s character, in the way he is presented by the director. He is overwhelmed by some memories from his difficult life, under the yoke of the old age, at death’s door. Life taught him a lot of things, but the most important are the patience and tolerance toward the world’s imperfections and human weakness.
Tbilisi Griboedov State Academic Russian Drama theatre is yhe oldest one in the Caucasus. In 2015 it celebrates 170th anniversary.
In 2012 the theatre got the award of the Council of Minorities and Religions under the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia - "Advocates for Tolerance". In 2013 Griboedov Russian Drama Theatre was awarded with International Theatre Forum "Golden Knight"’s Grand Prix for A.Varsimashvili’s performance “Kholstomer. The story of a horse".