This large ensemble play was adapted in 1993 by Keith Reddin from the book, afictionalized memoir and satirical comedy, by Mikhail Bulgakov entitled, Black Snow: A Theatrical Novel (1967). Bulgakov was a Soviet writer and playwright working in both Soviet Bolshevik and Stalinist eras. Tragically, Bulgakov was incredibly censored, banned, and panned by the critics. He was stymied in every way from producing of his plays. The only time he did have a play produced it only had seven performances and was in rehearsal for four years.
Robin Aronson has a PhD in Theater Studies and teaches and has taught at Cabrillo College for the last ten years. She started her career as a director here at Cabrillo many years before going off and getting her higher education in Arkansas and the University of Oregon for her doctorate.
Black Snow runs November 2-18 at the Cabrillo College Black Box Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Tickets can be bought at the Cabrillo Visual and Performing Art Center events page. For more information go to CabilloVapa.com.