Zoya's Apartment

by  Nicholas Saunders, Frank Dwyer, Mikhail Bulgakov

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 3f

"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 clumsil…

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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.
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"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

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Nicholas Saunders

Nicholas Saunders had a distinguished career as a stage and television actor, and a parallel career at Voice of America, where he began in 1947 as a Russian-Language announcer, and at Radio Liberty, where he rose to be the Production and Presentation Manager of the Russian Department. In his early seve ...

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Frank Dwyer

Frank Dwyer is a poet, playwright, director, actor, and translator. His play, The Affliction of Glory: A Comedy About Tragedy, was commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum and premiered at the Getty Center in a joint production with the Mark Taper Forum. With his collaborator, the late Nichola ...

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Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov

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