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Host and Guest

    A New Play By Roland L. Reed
    Based on Vazha Pshavela’s Narrative Poem, “Host and Guest”

    This Synetic classic, based on a Georgian epic poem, tells the ancient story of a family who takes in a lost stranger to discover he is from an enemy clan, and their valiant attempt to save him when their village wreaks vengeance. Performed around the world, Host & Guest is a timely and relevant tale of war, strife, the beliefs that tear us apart, and the humanity that brings us together.

    Sept 12 – Oct 2

    Joqola played by Dan Istrate
    Zviadauri played by Vato Tsikurishvili
    Agaza played by Irina Tsikurishvili
    Musa played by Irakli Kavsadze
    Mula played by Philip Fletcher
    Zviadauri’s Wife played by Nutsa Tediashvili
    Deer played by Maryam Najafzada
    Villager played by Irene Hamilton
    Villager played by Josh Cole Lucas
    Villager played by Justin Bell
    Villager played by Natan-Maël Gray
    Villager played by Robert Bowen  Smith
    Villager played by Lev Belolipetski
    Villager played by Sebastian Newman
    Daughter played by Emma Ruckh
    Understudies Rodin Ruiz, Pablo Guillen, Annette Hasnas, and Kaitlyn Shiffett


    Play by Roland L. Reed, Based on Vazha Pshavela’s narrative poem “Host and Guest”
    Paata Tsikurishvili | Director
    Irina Tsikurishvili | Choreographer
    Vato Tsikurishvili | Fight Choreographer
    Silas Sandifer | Stage Manager
    Vato Kakhidze | Original Music
    Irakli Kavsadze | Sound Design
    Irakli Kavsadze | Assistant Director
    Koki Lortkipanidze | Resident Composer
    Phil Charlwood | Technical Director
    JJ Nichols | Sound Engineer
    Carolan  Corcoran | Costume Designer (Remount)
    Gogi Alexi Meskhishvili | Costume Designer (Original Production)
    Brian Allard | Lighting Designer
    Ian Claar | Associate Lighting Designer
    Alex Keen | Master Electrician
    Phil Charlwood | Scenic Designer (Remount)
    Aleksandr Shirlaev | Props Master
    Hester Kamin | Co-Company Manager

    ‘Host and Guest’ Has Much to Say
    Washington Post Review