“Opheliamachine” is a bold new text by Magda Romanska. Renowned theatre and opera director Anne Bogart calls Opheliamachine "a gorgeous new creation."
Charles A. Duncombe: Bulgakov-Moliere
April 4 - June 1, 2014
Purchase Bulgakov-Molière tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets or call the Box Office at 310-453-9939 to reserve seats. (Please note there are no performances the weekend of May 16-18.)
Fridays, Saturdays 8:00pm
Students w/ID & Seniors (65+): $20
(at the door only)
Cast: Nathan Dana Aldrich, David E. Frank, Andy Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Gardner, RJ Jones, Kat Johnston, Megan Kim, Jordan Kurztman, Jeremy Lelliot, Alex Pike, Bo Roberts, Nili Rain Segal, Renee Ulloa-McDonald, George Villas
Over the course of a mysterious, hallucinatory night, the Devil and his entourage pay a midnight visit to Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov, whose recent work Molière has just been shut down by the authorities. By magic, these characters, having escaped from Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita, transform themselves and perform the play, transposing the playwright’s 1930s attack on censorship and hypocrisy in Stalin’s Soviet Union to the America of today: a government paralyzed by vicious partisanship and a society obsessed with celebrity. Is the Artist a revolutionary and provocateur or does the machinery of mass culture co-opt every act, even the act of subversion itself?
Fourth Sunday Q&A
After the Sunday, April 27 matinee, please join us for an informal discussion with the cast and creators of Bulgakov/Molière.
This project is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Wells Fargo Foundation.