Master and Margarita, or the Devil Comes to Moscow


SSU’s Theatre department just had their opening night of Master and Margarita, or the Devil Comes to Moscow, directed by Peter Sampieri. Seeing the show is a wonderful opportunity to see and appreciate the hard work of your fellow students.

“Experience the pulsing power of Mikhail Bulgakov’s surrealistic satire of Stalinist oppression in an intimate setting like you’ve never seen it before. This lithe ninety-minute adaptation features puppetry, magic, live music, and a masquerade ball, just in time for October in Salem.”

The show is for mature audiences only and contains nudity. Absolutely no photography is allowed.

Performances are:

October 20-22, 7:30 pm
October 23, 2 pm
October 27*-29, 7:30 pm

The final performance is at midnight on Saturday, October 29 and the audience is invited to come in costume. A pre-show conversation will also take place on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm, on Artistic, Spiritual, and Sexual Expression with a Regime of Oppression: Finding a Voice in Soviet Russia

Tickets: $15 general/$10 students and seniors
Salem State students admitted free with valid ID.

In order to reserve a free ticket with an SSU ID, be sure to call, visit or email Ashley Preston at or 978.542.6290. The Theatre office is located in the Administrative building next to Upper North Dining.

As you watch the show, try to keep in mind all of the components of the show including performers, and students that provided and created lighting, sound effects, the set, and historical context. There are so many aspects of the show that we may not account for immediately but it’s important to keep in mind the hard work of everyone involved, whether those people are seen in the performance or not.

I got my ticket already, hope to see you there!

-FYM Angelina



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