The Master and Margarita

An Original Stage Adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Seminal Novel

Mikhail Bulgakov‘s The Master and Margarita is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most beloved Russian novels of the 20th century. SummerScape’s theatrical adaptation comes courtesy of visionary Hungarian director János Szász in collaboration with Gideon Lester.

Szász brings to life a story of unceasing verve and imagination, a joyous and sometimes terrifying journey from the alleyways and garrets of Moscow to the stage of a theater, from the deserts of biblical Judea to the glittering splendor of the Devil’s ballroom. And at the still center of this supernatural frenzy stands a pair of lovers: the Master, a writer; and Margarita, who must journey to hell to save him. The journey begins one hot spring evening when a foreign professor appears in Moscow with a retinue that includes a beautiful naked witch and a giant talking cat with a taste for vodka. This elegant stranger is none other than the Devil, come to wreak havoc on the city and to demonstrate to a godless world the truth of good and evil.

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