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Master and Margarita A New Musical Adaptation

  • A Crow's Theatre Public Workshop Presentation
  • Mikaela Davies, Hailey Gillis, Polly Phokeev Based on the novel The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Oct 28 - Oct 30, 2021
  • Guloien Theatre
  • Details
    Follow me, reader! Who told you that there is no true, faithful, eternal love in this world! - The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov

    For three special nights in October, Crow’s Theatre invites audiences to experience a salon-style work-in- progress performance in which the devil pays a visit to 1930s Moscow. A Crow’s Theatre commission, Master and Margarita is a modern musical adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s famously banned novel The Master and Margarita.

    The devil and his crew have arrived to upend the Soviet bureaucracy under Stalin. The Master, author of an unpublished novel about Jesus and Pontius Pilate, languishes in a psychiatric hospital. Margarita, the Master’s devoted lover, agrees to sell her soul to the devil to rescue him from his dire fate. Master and Margarita is an evocation of the human instinct to fight for love, to fight for connection, and to fight for freedom, even in the face of hate, censorship, and subjugation. 

    The three multitalented and accomplished co-creators of Master and Margarita are Mikaela Davies (The Changeling, Stratford Festival; Miss Bennett, The Citadel Theatre), Hailey Gillis (Ghost Quartet, Crow’s Theatre; Onegin, The Musical Stage Company), and Polly Phokeev (Seams, Summerworks Festival; How We Are, a site-specific work staged in private bedrooms).


  • The Team


    • Ali Momen - Master
    • Sara Farb - Margarita
    • Robert Persichini - Pilate
    • Jonathon Young - Woland
    • Krystina Bojanowski - Ensemble
    • Michelle Bouey - Ensemble
    • Fallon Bowman - Ensemble
    • Eric Da Costa - Ensemble
    • Donna Garner - Ensemble
    • Jefferson Guzman - Ensemble
    • Dominique Leblanc - Ensemble
    • Andre Morin - Ensemble


    • Mikaela Davies, Hailey Gillis, Polly Phokeev - Creators
    • Polly Phokeev - Writer
    • Hailey Gillis - Composer
    • Mikaela Davies - Director
    • James Smith - Musical Director
    • Kris Maddigan - Arranger