Opheliamachine: Modern-Day Look at Classic Heroine
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This new satirical fantasy finds characters from Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's savage satire on Stalinist Russia, The Master and Margarita, paying an eerie midnight visit to their creator. A famed playwright in 1920s Moscow frustrated by state censorship, the writer's bio-play on Moliére has just been banned by the authorities, and Satan and his entourage have escaped from the pages of his novel to perform the work themselves. Dubbed The Cabal of Hypocrites, the play-within-a-play skewers both Stalin's Soviet Union and today's vicious partisan politics, as well as the culture of celebrity. City Garage stages this world premiere adaptation of Bulgakov's Moliere by Charles A. Duncombe. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Pam Korduner
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Interesting mix of concepts. Connection to Ophelia/Hamlet not really apparent. Very short, less than an hour.
Quotes & Highlights
“This is theater that’s not easily accessible and is devilishly bleak at times, but it’s not without shards of humor, and is relentlessly provocative and challenging under imaginative direction by Frédérique Michel.” — Lovel Estell III, LA Weekly
“With few traditional theater points of reference to navigate by, her uncompromising journey is not for the intellectually incurious.” — Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times
“This funny yet brutal play needs the inventive mise-en-scene to support its fecundity of ideas amidst the tumult of its conflicting impulses. And don’t be afraid: It is OK, even purgative, to laugh.” — Myron Meisel, The Hollywood Reporter