An original theatrical production based on Mikhail A. Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita”. Director Natasha Ramer adapted chapters involving Pontius Pilate remaining faithful to Bulgakov’s work.
This new script addresses Pilate’s life and relationship over a 24 hour period that begins with the confrontation with Jesus and depicts his fate in the hours following that event.
Bulgakov’s text presents a completely different rendition of the meeting between Pilate and Jesus from that recorded in the New Testament. His story builds an atmosphere for the audience, building anticipation that they will learn what really happened between Jesus and Pilate during this dramatic time.
In essence, Bulgakov writes his own “Gospel” with Natasha Ramer succeeding in capturing from the novel stunning revelations and timeless drama beginning by giving form to one of the most mysterious characters from the source material named “Evil Spirit” who arrives with his entourage of “students” onto Planet Earth, showing them people he watches over throughout the centuries.
They cross centuries of time into the past to arrive at the dawn of the very moment this saga begins. Spontaneously –and quite unpredictably– the conversation turns to Jesus and their questions about people’s belief in Jesus. They even call into question if Jesus even existed…
This production follows the success of our 28th of March, 2018, staged reading.