Recipient of the 2012 Lawrence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Collaborators -- written by John Hodge (Trainspotting) -- is a blistering work inspired by historical fact. Set in Stalin's Moscow circa 1938, this very dark comedy embarks on a surreal journey into the fevered imagination of a dissident writer named Mikhail Bulgakov. He's commissioned to write a play about Stalin to celebrate the leader's 60th birthday and subsequently loses himself in a macabre and disturbingly funny relationship with the omnipotent subject of his drama. The play depicts the deadly machinations of those in power against artists who are forced to submit to compromise and degradation -- or suffer the consequences. Watch it all unfold on the stage of Spooky Action Theater in Washington, DC.
This performance involves some stage violence and frightening circumstances and is not appropriate for young children.