Moscow Nights newest theatrical production is based on Mikhail A. Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita”. The “Master” in the novel is a writer, and he is working on a manuscript about Pontius Pilate. Inspired by the account of Pilate in the novel, Natasha Ramer created the script for a play with the title “24 Hours in the Life of Pontius Pilate”.
“We knew we needed to work hard to find how best to present Bulgakov’s stunning chapters about Pontius Pilate’s encounter with Jesus to a contemporary American audience,” said Natasha Ramer, artistic director of Moscow Nights.
New Orleans’ professional actors presented a staged reading at the Jefferson Parish Eastbank Regional Library at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. Among them were Jeffrey Gunshol, Casey Groves, Andrew Vaught, Randy Maggiore, Ray Vrazel, Kathy Randels, Chris Lane, Al Aubry, Jantzen Hubbard, John Grimsley, Roscoe Reddix Jr. and Diana Shortes.
This production is slated to be developed into a full theatrical play for January of 2019 to feature music and choreography.