The premiere of the play “Romeo and Juliet” took place on August 21 at the Samson Chanba Abkhaz Drama Theater.

The premiere of the immortal tragedy of William Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet” took place on the stage of the Abkhaz Drama Theater on Wednesday, August 21. Actors played in the Abkhaz language. The director was Adgur Kove.

He said that there is a certain specificity in the work on the production of such a famous classic.For example, to find in the plot details that were omitted in other productions of the same play, and, on the contrary, draw the attention of the viewer to them.

“In addition to the well-known plot, we tried to include some things that are in the play, but for some reason they were not noticed,” the director said.

The novelty of the work lies, first of all, in the language of the performance, says Kove.

“This is one of the most repertoire plays in the world, maybe even the most. Everyone plays it, everywhere and always. On the other hand, it is being staged in Abkhazia for the first time and for the first time in the Abkhaz language,” he explained.


Among the new features, some other director's ideas were added to the immortal play: for example, modern music that accompanies the action. 

The partners of the project were the World Abaza Congress, headed by the Chairman of the Supreme Council Mussa Ekzekov and the Head of the Moscow Abkhaz Diaspora, a member of the Supreme Council of the WAC, Beslan Agrba.