The Master and Margarita in New York

June 24, 2013

The Bard SummerScape is an annual arts festival organised in July and August at the Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, United States.

One of the attractions for this year is a stage adaptation of The Master and Margarita, directed by the Hungarian János Szász at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.

The festival announces the presentation in a rather gaudy way as a World Premiere Adaptation. But for director János Szász it is not a debut at all. For he made more adaptations of The Master and Margarita in the past. In 2005 he created his adaptation A Mester és Margarita in Budapest (Hungary), where it was staged at the Nemzeti Színház (National Theatre) for a long time. In 2011 Szász was invited by the Moscow Chekhov Art Theater, where Bulgakov has been working, to create a new theatrical adaptation of the novel. He caused quite a stir with a contemporary version, which was set in a subway tunnel, and during which 5000 ruble bills fluttered down from the ceiling at a given moment.

On July 11 and 12, 2013 you can watch the previews, thereafter the piece is performed nine times between July 13 and 21, 2013.

July 11-21, 2013
The Master and Margarita

Bard SummerScape
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Theater Two
Bard College Campus
North Ravine Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Tickets: +1 845 758 79 00
Previews - 30 USD
Other performances - 45 USD

Click here to view the list of performances

Bard SummerScape

Illustration Bettina Egger

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