Thursday, February 3, 2011

From T-Rex to Georgian comedy at its best

This past Saturday the girls and I ventured into Kutisi to do a day trip to a park that claims to have dinosaur foot prints. After a 15 minute cab ride up a cork screw windy road we made it to the gates of the park. However we were quickly disappointed by the park rangers standing outside of the gates saying that the park was closed till April 1st. So we were a bit early. They asked why we hadn't checked online, and our response was, "We're in Georgia! When is anything ever online?!" 

We had our cab driver take us back into the center of town where we decided it would be a good idea to see if the newly opened opera house was showing anything that day. A manager of the theater saw us struggling with the doors, and let us in. She lead us through the backstage door and we soon discovered that we were watching the auditions for their first opera in the stage wings! We met the musical director who spoke beautiful English, and we exchanged email addresses so he would let us know when the opera would take place. You can't get that kind of service in New York!

We got a sneak peek of the brand new opera house!

After we left the opera theater we went to the Marjanishvili Theater to see if anything was playing (my host family's great-grand father built this theater!!). 

The Marjanishvili Theater

As it turned out their was a comedy show. We had no idea what it was going to be like, but we all thought it was worth a shot! After some ice cream in the park (yes, in January!!) we went to see the show, and to our surprise it was the Georgian SNL type show comedians putting on the show! We see these guys on TV ALL the time so it was really cool to see them in person. I especially love Georgi!!

The Georgian David Letterman type late night show host battling it out

Typical Georgian family dinner haha
Doing Georgian versions of 'Americano' and 'Waka, Waka' haha soo funny (sorry the videos wouldn't load!)

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