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City Garage at Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
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19 stars
Plenty of parking, but the building can be difficult to find. Look for building T1. Somewhere on their directions webpage it says building C, which appears to have disappeared. Look for building T. A map is on their direction webpage.
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They had pay what you want for beverages
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19 ratings
3.9 average rating
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613 events
308 reviews
71 stars
attended May 09 2014

It is a strange play, mixing two very different historical times: Moliere at the court of the Sun King and Bulgakov in the communist regime while using comments on politics that are 21st century. It's an interesting if not particularly...continued

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attended Jun 01 2014

Stupid conceit poorly acted. The gratuitous nudity was consistent with the intellectual level of the play.

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attended May 03 2014

Beautifully acted, but very confusing. As someone who has read the 1st half of The Master and Margarita and passing familiarity with Moliere, we chanced to attend. I think we needed serious narration to make head or tail of this. The playwright...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

  • “…a shrewd piece of writing that’s irresistibly stimulating and funny. Equal credit goes to a superlative ensemble and to the director, Michel, for bold, imaginative direction.” —Stage Raw
  • “The show is whip smart and blessed with sumptuous production design, a wicked sense of humor and excellent principal players. As Molière, George Villas captures the artist intent on lampooning buffoons who’s here rendered both ridiculous and tragic by his passion for a young woman who (gulp) might also be his daughter.” —Jenny Lower, LA Weekly
  • “Something of a grand synthesis of City Garage’s recent projects involving each playwright, this ambitious and handsome effort receives the full house trademark treatment under the direction of Frederique Michel, continuing to employ their well-attuned new digs at Bergamot as inspiration for more involved layers of action that can communicate greater dimension of themes. Following her singular theatrical vision adds nuance with each iteration of their variations on their established devices, always complemented by Duncombe’s felicitous set and lighting design.”—The Hollywood Reporter
  • “Well you can’t fault City Garage for not being ambitious! Their latest world premiere is no less than epic. Under the banner Bulgakov/Moliere, company member Charles A. Duncombe has written a close to three-hour examination of state corruption, religious hypocrisy, gratuitous nudity, and for good measure the cowardice of the state.” —KCRW


This production contains nudity and limited use of water-based fog.