October 18 – December 15, 2013
Cast: Nathan Dana Aldrich, Steven Amendola, Ben Bandel, Jonathan Bargiel, Barret Crane, Justin Davanzo, Kristina Drager, Erol Dolen, David E. Frank, Jeffrey Gardner, Kat Johnston, Megan Kim, Jordan Kurtzman
Moskva is a comic, macabre fantasy, based on the Russian masterpiece The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
On a hot spring afternoon, the Devil and his entourage, trailing fire and chaos in their wake, emerge from the shadows of the underworld and weave themselves into the absurd and brutal realities of today’s Moscow. They encounter lovers, mafia king-pins, drug-dealers, hit-men, a crippled novelist, Pontius Pilate, Christ, and various bewildered apparatchiks of Putin’s Russia.
Moskva is a contemporary, historical, and musical carnival, an homage to Bulgakov and to people everywhere struggling against the unjust and lunatic incursions of their governments.
Fourth Sunday Q&A
After the Sunday, November 10 matinee, we will host a special discussion with playwright Steven Leigh Morris and noted historian of Stalinist Russia Professor Arch Getty from UCLA.
This project is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Santa Monica Arts Commission, and the Wells Fargo Foundation.
What the critics have been saying:
“City Garage reaches for the stars and dazzles visually and theatrically…”
-Sarah Spitz, Santa Monica Daily Press
“A signal accomplishment…”
-Myron Meisel, The Hollywood Reporter
“nobly ambitious… a fearless cast…”
-David C. Nichols, Los Angeles Times