Black Snow                    AUTHOR BIO
by Mikhail Bulgakov
Adapted by Keith Reddin

Directed by Dustin Wills

26 June – 12 July 2009
Thursdays – Sundays 8:00 p.m.
[No Performance July 4th]

Salvage Vanguard Theater [2803 Manor Road]

Photo: Daniel Brock Photography

At the Door: $15
(Starving Artist Rate: $12
Starving Theatre Company Rate: $20)

Thursdays are Pay-What-You-CAN
Name Your Own Price
w/ Donation of Non-Perishable Canned Food Item(s)
to benefit Hope Food Pantry at Trinity United Methodist Church
[Price without donation is $12]

Featuring: Gabriel Luna, Smaranda Ciceu, Francisco Rodriguez, Amy Downing, Maarouf Naboulsi, Ron Weisburg, Verity Branco, Diego Larrea-Puemape, and Kyle Lagunas; with Scenic Design by Lisa Laratta, Lighting Design by Megan M. Reilly, and Costume Design by Kim H. Ngo.

Sergei Maxudov, a proofreader for the Shipping Gazette, has written an awful palimpsest of a novel, entitled Black Snow, and decides to hang himself on account, that is until a strange visitor pounds on his door and offers to publish it. This is Sergei’s introduction to the outrageous world of publishing and from there, to the downward spiral of adapting one’s work for the stage. Nine actors portray 54 characters, the often absurd, sometimes vicious employees of the famed Moscow Art Theatre, each poised to cut, slice, rip, edit, mutilate, and otherwise butcher his script in this tour-de-force performed at breakneck speed. See for yourself how hard it really is to develop a new play as Mikhail Bulgakov’s Black Snow savages the theatrical world of post-revolutionary Russia.

CAST     ARTISTIC STAFF & CREW     PRESS RELEASE
REVIEW IN THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE     REVIEW ON AUSTINIST.COM
REVIEW IN THE DAILY TEXAN     AUSTINTHEATERREVIEW.COM
35th ANNUAL B. IDEN PAYNE AWARDS
MAP TO SALVAGE VANGUARD

Photo: Daniel Brock (DanielBrock.com)