Eric-Emannuel Schmitt’s Play Premiers in Tbilisi
07 November, 2013
Eric-Emannuel Schmitt’s Play Premiers in Tbilisi
Inter-media at the Music and Drama Theater

On 1 November, the play “Inter-media” by Eric-Emannuel Schmitt premiered at the Vaso Abashidze Theater of Music and Drama, and was staged by Nino Burduli. In Georgia there is much interest in the famous Belgian dramatist, and early performances were sold-out. The premiere was followed by a stream of applause, as the audience showed its admiration.
Burduli is a very talented and successful career artist but not a professional director.
The set design
is attractive, and its beauty corresponds to the plot of the play. Where are we sitting? Are we on the edge of this world, or some other world? The characters are in agony, and their lives are in the hands of supreme forces. Everyone is scared, and they have to overcome the fear of death as well as repent and think over their lives.
The characters are members of a young generation. One is a depressed young man who regrets that he was ever born; everything in life is vanity. He has had a car accident. Another is a very kind young man with something to foretell. A third is the mother of a son who killed himself.
Then there are Lola, a young lady with a health problem, who wants to live and be loved, but because of her weak heart no one will offer his heart and hand to her, and a respectable gentleman, director of a company. Two angels who receive signals from earth from time to time come to guide them.
“I wish to be loved very passionately,” says Lola, and finds that there are two men ready to fulfill her desire. Depressed, she falls for the respectable gentleman but then the depressed young man says that he has realized he has something to live for, that he has found hope, and this hope is named Lola. Now he wants to survive.
So the couple wants to survive and live together but in this supernatural world, with exchanges of information between angels and humans, memory of images is lost when they are sent back to earth, and even if intimacy can save them, Lola says that it is not trustworthy.
Then comes a scene when Lola and her man are in another world with the angels. They exchange kisses, and the man asks that they be sent back to earth. But their angel is not capable of doing that.
However, another man who can foresee things remembers that once, when he was in love, the girl suddenly became ill, and he did not manage to see her in the hospital before she died. Now, he has a chance to correct this mistake: he is ready to save Lola’s life, since his own is destined for death; and he will do that without telling her about it. He decides to give his heart to save Lola, and she is finally allowed to return to earth, along with the young man she loves.
In the play, characters can sum up their lives, become kinder and wiser, and forgive others. A female angel says that people on earth have to accept one sheer fact, the strict reality that “life is deaf, blind and heartless. Why do you think that justice must reign on earth?” This is the message to humans: they should be ready to endure everything.
The play is autobiographical, too, with its atheists, agnostics and believers. Eric-Emannuel Schmitt was raised as an Atheist, then became an agnostic, but now is a believer himself.
The characters who return to earth come to believe that there is something after death, and now they have less fear. After the two angels are left alone, one concludes, “Nothing ever happens on the Earth. It only starts when two people perceive one another, as the memory forgotten in the shells of mind awake. This process on the earth is called falling in love at first sight.” So the depressed young man and Lola regain their “memory” by finding one another. In an original way the dramatist addresses a theme about love, as something that unites this and another world, and grounds the whole universe.

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