Einstein and Margarita – Toronto

Age
16+
Language
Russian
Duration
2 hours
Intermission
Without Intermission

KSENIA RAPPOPORT & ALEXEI SEREBRYAKOV
STARRING IN EINSTEIN AND MARGARITA
Written by Alexander Gelman
Directed by Alexander Marin

A play about great love and the atomic bomb

  • Set design: Alexey Serebryakov
  • Costumes: Svetlana Tegin
  • Choreography: Maria Serebryakova

In 1935, Princeton University commissioned a sculpture of Albert Einstein. The sculptor, Russian emigré Sergey Konenkov, arrived to Princeton with his wife Margarita, who began a wild affair with the world-famous physicist, lasting until August 1945. After the U.S. has just dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Einstein blames himself for his part in the creation of nuclear weapons, when Margarita informs him that in a week, after many years in America, she and her husband are returning to the Soviet Union for good.

Based on the recently discovered letters written by Albert Einstein to Margarita Konenkova, this play by playwright Alexander Gelman details the last days of the secret lovers’ time together. The audience is invited into Einstein’s Princeton’s residence, an intimate setting where terrible words will be spoken and terrible secrets will be revealed.

Celebrated actors Ksenia Rappoport and Alexei Serebryakov have previously worked on several films, but this is the first time they share a theater stage together.

The show runs 1 hour 45 minute, without intermission

*This play is performed in Russian




Einstein and Margarita

Calendar

Date / Time City Venue / Address
Sunday
April 28
7:00pm
Toronto, ON Metro Toronto Convention Centre – John Basset Theatre
255 Front Street West
Toronto, ON
Tuesday
April 30
8:00pm
Chicago, IL North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
Saturday
May 4
7:00pm
New York, NY The Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Sunday
May 5
8:00pm
Boston, MA John Hancock Hall
180 Berkeley St
Boston, MA
Tuesday
May 7
8:00pm
Washington, DC Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St NW
Washington, DC
Friday
May 10
8:00pm
Miami, FL Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Pl
Lauderhill, FL
Monday
May 13
8:00pm
Seattle, WA Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave N
Edmonds, WA
Wednesday
May 15
8:00pm
San Francisco, CA Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA
Friday
May 17
8:00pm
Los Angeles, CA Wilshire Ebell Theater
4401 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday
May 18
7:00pm
Palo Alto, CA Capuchino — Samuel Johnson, Jr. Performing Arts Center
1501 Magnolia Ave
San Bruno, CA