Phaedra in Flames
23.11.202319:00 - 22:00KVS, BrusselsKVS BOL
24.11.202319:00 - 22:00KVS, BrusselsKVS BOL
Nino Haratischwili (1983, Tbilisi) is an author, playwright, and director. She is at home in two languages and has been writing in both German and Georgian since she was twelve. Her grand family epic The Eighth Life (for Brilka) has been published in 25 languages and was overloaded with important literary prizes. Her novel The Cat and the General made the shortlist of the Deutscher Buchpreis. She studied film direction in Tbilisi and theatre direction in Hamburg, and has written about 20 plays to date.
KVS and europalia georgia bring her theatrical works to Belgium for the first time. Phaedra in Flames, her most recent creation, premiered in autumn of 2022 at the Royal District Theatre in Tbilisi and has since also been staged in Germany by the Berliner Ensemble, directed by Nanouk Leopold. We present the original version as written and directed by Haratischwili, featuring Georgian actors. Phaedra in Flames is the first part of a trilogy about strong women in mythology.