My Redbreast

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My Redbreast
My Redbreast-2012.jpg
Poster 'My Redbreast', 2012
Written by Miho Mosulishvili
Date premiered July 12, 2013
Place premiered Municipal Theatre of Bolnisi (Georgia)
Original language Georgian
Subject Chito, Sopho, Shoka, Toko, Baxter O'Sullivan, Alice O'Sullivan
Genre Tragicomedy
Setting 21st-century Georgia

My Redbreast (Sorrowfully, very sorrowfully comedy)[1] is a 2012 play by Georgian playwright Miho Mosulishvili.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Sopho returns from America, where she had been for the last twelve years, for the death anniversary of her husband. She finds that her school friend, Shoka, is pregnant. Moreover, it turns out that her husband, Chito, had not died. He married Shoka and his tombstone in their yard was just a means of extorting money from Sopho.

The husband, friend and even her son (Toko) had to cheat Sopho to take money from her and pay for the interest for the apartment, which they had put in the bank.

They were alarmed by Sopho's unexpected arrival.

Sopho decides not to go to America, although her son Toko manages to bring to Georgia old Baxter, whom his mother was taking care in the States. He wants his mother to take care of him in Georgia, so as not to lose money.

Sopho refuses to look after Baxter and makes her family members care for him. Baxter, in this way "punishes" idlers - Chito, Shoka and Toko.

Baxter intends to propose to Sopho, but since she was supporting the idlers he concludes that she was like them.

In the final scene the persons are close to the Celestial Court. Their roles change - Sopho and Baxter care for Chito, Shoka and Toko who are confined to invalid chairs.

Baxter O'Sullivan names Sopho as "My redbreast" and from here occurs play heading.

Characters[edit]

  • Sopho — Chito's first wife, age 42
  • Chito — The speculator, Valiko Chitorelidze, age 44
  • Shoka — Chito's second wife, age 42
  • Toko — Chito's son, age 27
  • Baxter O'Sullivan — age 69
  • Alice O'Sullivan — daughter of Baxter O'Sullivan, age 35

Production[edit]

  • July 12, 2013 — Municipal Theatre of Bolnisi (Georgia), Director Zurab Khvedelidze
  • June 5, 2014 — Marjanishvili State Academic Drama Theatre (Georgia),[2] Director Khatuna Milorava
  • February 26, 2016 — Vaso Godziashvili Municipal Theatre of Velistsikhe (Georgia), Director Omar Kakabadze
  • May 17, 2016 — Khulo State Drama Theatre (Georgia), Director Gega Kurtsikidze

Publication[edit]

  • October 2, 2015 — Glosa Publishing, Tbilisi, Total Pages: 84. ISBN 9789941944628[3]
  • December 15, 2016 - 'Mana Sarkanrīklīte (Skumja, ļoti skumja komēdija)', Vītola publishing, Latvia, Translated from Georgian into Latvian by Nino Jakobidze[4]

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