Stalin’s Master Class @ ODYSEEY THEATRE

Ilia Volok (Joseph Stalin) in “Stalin’s Master Class” at Odyssey Theatre (Photo by Jenny Graham)

Anita W. Harris – LA Theatrix

The play thus offers a compelling master class in Stalin himself, whom Volok embodies intensely and believably throughout. Music certainly figures as well, aided by pianist Nisha Sue Arunasalam offstage. And dialogue on whether music can be shaped by artists or only serve the public interest is intriguing — and scary to consider with our own artistic and other freedoms on the line. Read more…