This famous play by the noted Russian playwright was given its New York premiere at Circle in the Square. The apartment is a brothel in Moscow and Zoya is the brassy madam, indefatigable in her desire to leave Soviet society behind and emigrate to Paris. The brothel's front is that of a dressmaking shop and her girls are "models." Mayhem ensues when the police raid one of Zoya's "fashion shows," trashing the apartment. Now, she really must leave.
"A satire about survival in the Soviet bureaucratic Eden. Now that Eden is breaking into a million pieces, the play again has a certain relevance." - The New York Post
"An astute observation of human ingenuity in conflict with clumsily determined bureaucracy, - Zoya's Apartment "runs a course from broad farce to lethal melodrama." - The Christian Science Monitor