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BULGAKOV/MOLIERE at City Garage, Bergamot Station

Photo by Paul M. Rubenstein

Myron Meisel – The Hollywood Reporter

In the real world, does integrity merely consist of managing to compromise just enough to get what you desire, while permitting yourself not to feel compromised? So the Devil rather persuasively argues in this often pointed, intricately conceived set of nested Matryoshka dolls depicting three different epochs, each worthy of political ridicule, each considering the role of the artist as provocateur, repressed both by forces from without and within.  

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Now running through June 1.

MOSKVA at City Garage

David C. Nichols – LA Times

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Photo by Paul Rubenstein

Mikhail Bulgakov meets Sergei Eisenstein at Andy Warhol’s Factory in “Moskva.” This ornate take on Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita” is a nobly ambitious, surreally unhinged deep-dish bowl of dramaturgical borscht.
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Pauline Adamek  – ArtsBeatLA

City Garage is known for staging edgy and provocative avant garde theater and their latest production, Moskva, is no exception. Written by Steven Leigh Morris, Moskva is a bizarre and satirical fantasy based on the (posthumously published) pre-WWII Russian novel The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
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Now running through December 15.

Orestes 3.0: Inferno, City Garage

Photo by Paul Rubenstein.

 

Orestes 3.0: Inferno by Charles Mee.

 

Dany Margolies – ArtsInLA.com

Apollo, god of healing and truth, pops onstage for a chat with the audience. He is clad in Bermuda shorts and sunglasses, a party boy. Does his makeover shake our core beliefs? If our gods aren’t who we think they are, how can we put one foot in front of the other and keep marching through life? And then he says, “Just because a god commands it, doesn’t make it right.” Were we ancient Greeks, would we have bothered going home from the theater?  Read more…