Daniele Carraz / La Provence

”The Master and Margarita” – The Theatre of Miracles


“It is an extremely simple theatrical machine that spurs the performance and the audience on through space and time. Polysemous and polyphonic, this superbly danced performance hallucinates, and the hallucination space is full of demons and miracles, starting with the actors, who are young and beautiful, like devils.
Wonderful theatre! Let’s repeat: wonderful is “The Master and Margarita” offered to us by the young Lithuanian director Oskaras Kor�unovas and his fifteen fantastic actors.
Everything takes place around a big round table (oh, these round bureaucratic tables!). The table revolves, and in its centre a black hole is gaping. Small chairs, also revolving, a piano (and an excellent pianist) – this is the stage space (the young set designer Jūratė Paulėkaitė). Everything revolves around this central hole, from which the characters emerge or are pulled into it. Besides, the space is expanded by the miraculous play with mirrors containing the elements of the Chinese shadow theatre. Nightmare? Reality?”
Daniele Carraz. ”The Master and Margarita” – The Theatre of Miracles // La Provence, 2000. 07. 21