The film shows the rehearsal period in the Basement Theatre, founded by Levan Tsuladze, or Chola. This time heis staging Tsagareli’s comedy "Khanuma". The viewers can see how the atmosphere of the turn of the 20th century is recreated on the stage. It is obvious that the director is carefully considering the historic and visual material of those times. But it is thanks to the high professionalism and cooperation of the director, designer, composer and the actors that the historical and literary events turn into a brilliantly witty and colourful performance that invariably excites the audience.