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Publish date 24.11.2022

2023. On 16 January 2023, the Theatre House “Jūras vārti” will be presenting the contemporary theatre performance “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov. Director – stage manager: Valērijs Beļakovičs.

Cast: Antons Naumovs (the Master), Diāna Rozovļana (Margarita), Igors Haļizovs (Woland), Ivars Kalniņš (Pontius Pilate), and others.

The play “The Master and Margarita” was created based on the novel of the same name by Mikhail Bulgakov. The story lines are masterfully revealed through a modern interpretation of the novel. During the play, the audience is drawn into a whirlwind of events and experiences a colourful palette of emotions.

The story juxtaposes two planes of action in two different centuries – one set in the biblical Yershalaim, but the other one – in Moscow in the 1930’s. The first story represents the author’s interpretation of Yeshua’s arrest, meeting with Pontius Pilate, and the time until Messiah’s death on the cross. The other story, on the other hand, depicts the visit by the devil and his suite to Moscow, with the love story of the Master and Margarita in the middle of all events.

The novel “The Master and Margarita” is one of the best known works of Mikhail Bulgakov, and it is considered a 20th-century masterpiece. The author speaks about love, philosophical and esoteric aspects, higher powers, God and Devil. It is a story about people who experience love, friendship, and betrayal and their quest for happiness and truth.

The novel “The Master and Margarita” – the most prominent work of Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940) – was written from 1929 until the last day of his life. In the Soviet Union, it was first published in its censored version only in 1967.he uncensored version, i.e., the complete version of the novel, was published in 1973. In 1978, it was first translated into Latvian in 1978 by Ojārs Vācietis and later available in other editions. Several films and series have been produced and theatre performances have been staged, based on this novel.

The performance “The Master and Margarita” will be in Russian, and it is suitable for people aged 16 years and older. Tickets are available at the ticket office of “Biļešu serviss”.

Organised by “Art RitMi”.

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