Tryater - Master en Margarita

Tryater is a theatre company from Leeuwarden (Friesland, Netherlands), founded in 1965. The company made an stage adaptation of The Master and Margarita together with the musical ensemble De Kift.

The piece premiered at the Terschellings Oerol Festival, which was orga-nised from June 12 to 21, 2010 on the Wadden island Terschelling in the Netherlands. The Oerol festival is very popular in the Netherlands, with some 50,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy performances by many Dutch and foreign theatre groups, musicians and other performing artists.

In the play of Tryater the battle between a destructive and creative force in the establishment of the representation forms the main story line. By unmasking the established order, the true motives of the people come on the surface. The players represent the society, consisting of archetypes and the music, which is provided by the Dutch band De Kift, represents the most powerful instrument of the devil to deregulate and incite change.

With great pleasure and much energy from the part of the Devil, the piece results in a large Spring Ball, in which the public gets a major role.

The director of the play is the Tyater company's Artistic Director Ira Jud-kovskaya (° Moscow, 21/02/1975) - like Bulgakov, her family came from Ukraine. With the staging of The Master and Margarita faced a major challenge. The complex story didn't leave her since she had read the book. Judovskaya is the youngest Artistic Director of a large theatre company in the Netherlands. She lives in the Netherlands since 1990 and followed the directors' training at the School of Arts in Amsterdam. In Moscow she had already staged A bride in the morning by the Flemish writer Hugo Claus, which she had translated into Russian herself.

The preparation of the piece knew, in the tradition of The Master and Marga-rita, some difficulties. A few weeks before the premiere, a major fire de-stroyed a large part of the scenery and props. But the show could still go on. After the premiere at the Terschellings Oerol festival Tryater hopes to go on tour in Europe with the piece.

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