The Master & Margarita

The Devil's retinue arrive in Moscow. Original libretto inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov's novel. An immersive promenade staged throughout a labyrinthine creamery in downtown Oakland in July 2009.

Scored for clarinet, fiddle, glock, piano, and a marching band drum

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Adapted and Directed by Mat Sweeney & Jesse Rasmussen
Produced by Sebastian Peters-Lazaro
Words Jesse Rasmussen
Music Mat Sweeney & Ellen Warkentine
Design Sebastian Peters-Lazaro (set and properties), Chloe Greaves (costume and lighting), Mallory Gross (hair and make-up), Alessandro Rumie & Matthew Flemming (additional visual design)
Ensemble/Musicians Em Gift, Max Baumgarten, Susannah Freedman, Nathan Green, Troy Delaney (drums), Caitlin Valentine, Alessandro Rumie, Ellen Warkentine (clarinet), Mat Sweeney (piano), Sebastian Peters-Lazaro (violin), Danny Echevarria (violin), Matt Flemming (guitar) and Lindsey Cooper
Photography Stephanie Butterworth