Monday, December 17, 2012

Dancing Crane's Georgian Theater of New York Performs "Sarke"

Dear Friends,

This Wednesday, December 19, following their several very successful performances last year, Dancing Crane's Georgian Theater of New York will perform "Sarke". Please take a look at the announcement below for more details.


Nino Aduashvili
Executive Director
Georgian Association in the USA, Inc.

Dancing Crane’s Georgian Theater of New York is pleased to present Lika Bakhturidze Sirelson’s “Sarke” at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Manhattan’s lower West Side. Sarke premiered in 2010 and performed in 2011 at the Midtown Theatre Festival in Manhattan and in Toronto’s York Woods Theatre.

*A Mother and Daughter's Face Off Over The Future*
in Dancing Crane Company’s presentation of the Georgian Drama *SARKE*

written by Lia Bakhturidze Sirelson
performed at The Cherry Lane Theatre

38 Commerce Street, Manhattan, NY
8:00 p.m.

For tickets ($30) please call 347-257-2741 or visit our website

Our production is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

SARKE SYNOPSIS: A mother determined to provide for her child and a daughter who wants to follow her heart. This tale of generational differences and perceptions is brought powerfully to life in Lia Bakhturidze Sirelson's family drama *Sarke*, (The Mirror) as performed by Dancing Crane's Georgian Theater of New York, New York's only Georgian theater company. Directed by Ramaz Zurabashvili.

Cast: Khatuna Ioseliani, Tsitso Kapanadze, Lika Bakhturidze Sirelson, Natalia Goderdzishvili, Irakli Shengelia, Giorgi Potskhveria, Nika Muradeli, Natia Nebunishvili, Mari Mredlishvili

Veriko, an elderly woman living in Tbilisi, Georgia's capital city, has fallen upon hard times. She is determined her daughter Tako marry a Georgian immigrant she believes to be rich, and who has just returned from America to seek a bride. If this comes to pass, Veriko reasons, her child will never know the fear of poverty, a fear she herself has lived with all her life. Tako however loves another, but is so cowed by years of her mother's steamroller-like domination she lacks the courage to say how she really feels. As mother and daughter prepare for a fateful dinner party, the guests including a gossipy neighbor, an unemployed alcoholic, a political activist and a poor relation from the country, secrets are revealed and words which cannot be taken back are heatedly exchanged. It falls to the most unlikely of wise men to truly put things into perspective.

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