The Master and Margarita, Or, The Devil Comes to Moscow
by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Russian Arts Theater and Studio continues its 2017 season with Mikhail Bulgakov's cult masterpiece The Master and Margarita, in a stage adaptation written by Jean-Claude Van Itallie. Playing a limited run at the West End Theater in the Upper West Side, The Master and Margarita is staged by renowned Russian director Aleksey Burago and will feature an international ensemble of 18 actors.
Written in secrecy during the darkest period of Stalin's reign, The Master and Margarita is part love story, part phantasmagoria, and part biting satire. On a hot spring day, the Devil pays a visit to Moscow. His retinue includes a naked witch, a fanged assassin, a vodka swigging black cat, and a slew of other dazzling characters who soon wreak havoc among the cultural elite. But the Devil's mission quickly becomes entangled with the fate of the Master - a writer who has turned his back on his former life and taken refuge in a lunatic asylum - and his past lover, Margarita, who decides to sell her soul to save him.
AUGUST 18th to SEPTEMBER 9th, 2017
The West End Theater
Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul
Thank You, Mayor De Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray!
The Russian Arts Theater and Studio was honored to celebrate The 15th Anniversary of the Annual Russian Heritage Month at Gracie Mansion, hosted by New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray. Thank you for your support and recognition of The Russian Arts Theater and Studio! The artists at TRATS are proud to serve our mission--uniting the vast and varied peoples of this vibrant city through our love of Russian art, literature, and the theater!