About This Show

Georgian director/screenwriter/artist Rezo Gabriadze presents the New York premiere of a moving, and visually-stunning new play he conceived and directed, Forbidden Christmas or The Doctor and The Patient. Part absurdist drama, part fantasy-allegory, the six-character, ensemble work features fantastically-colored flying scenery and props. It is set in a small town in the Soviet Republic of Georgia, circa 1950s, on one night-Christmas Eve-when a Doctor (performed by Jon DeVries) is called in on a troubling case. The Patient (played by Mikhail Baryshnikov) is a seemingly demented ex-soldier, who after returning home to find that his fiancee has married his best friend, spends his time “driving” around town in a car that is visible only to him.


Friday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 10 at 2 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 11 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 13, 14, 15, and 16 at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 17 at 2 p.m.and 8:30 p.m.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: July 9, 2004 Final Performance: July 17, 2004
Location: John Jay Theater Department, New York City

899 10th Ave,

New York,


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