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Sturua presents his last play at the theater n.a. Shota Rustaveli

2011-09-12 13:27

Famous Georgian director Robert Sturua left the theater n.a. Shota Rustaveli, from which he was dismissed with a scandal.

According to VZGLIAD, the last Sturua's performance will become "Open Season", which premiere will be held on September 23. "This will be my last work in the theater" - said Sturua, adding that he would not return to the theater, where he worked for several decades.

"I just don't want to stay at the Rustaveli Theatre" - said the director.

Recall, Georgian Minister of Culture Nikoloz Rurua said that Robert Sturua was removed from office because of xenophobic statements.

"This is a very fundamental question for me, because the government, especially our government, which is essentially a multi-ethnic and multicultural, will not be tolerated with this and will not fund the xenophobia. Speaking of xenophobia I mean those statements, ethnic metaphors which Sturua used to say during his numerous interviews in relation to the larger community, our neighbors and our fellow citizens who are members of other ethnic groups"- said Rurua in an interview.

As Sturua stressed in the interview to "Radio Freedom", it comes to his statements in which he addressed to the topic of possible Armenian origin of current Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili. "Our theater conductor is Armenian and many actors have come from Armenia. They are Tbilisi Armenians. And I said that in case of Saakashvili - they hide this information. When Americans are voting for Obama, they know everything about him, and it's perfectly normal - because their laws working. And our laws do not apply. This is my main gripe to these authorities" - said the director.

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