Cast: Ksenia Rappoport, Alexey Serebryakov. Director: Alexander Marin Set design: Alexey Serebryakov Costumes: Svetlana Tegin Choreography: Maria Serebryakova
Ksenia Rappoport and Alexei Serebryakov have met on the set more than once, but this is the first time they will be on the same stage together. The play about great love and an atomic bomb "Einstein and Margarita" was directed by Alexander Marin.
In 1935, the Institute at Princeton commissioned the Russian emigrant Sergei Konenkov to sculpt a portrait of Albert Einstein. The sculptor's wife Margarita then met the famous physicist and became his one and only love for many years. Two extraordinary people found themselves together in a difficult situation in such a historic era.
In a new play by Soviet and Russian playwright Alexander Gelman, "Almar", the action takes place in Einstein's house, on the night when Konyonkova arrives there. It's August 1945 and the U.S. has just dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Einstein, who fled to America from the Nazis and the impending war, is acutely worried about everything that is happening and blames himself for his part in the Americans' creation of nuclear weapons. Margarita informs him that in a week, after many years in America, she and her husband are going back to the Soviet Union. For good. Einstein tries to persuade her to stay, but in vain - parting is inevitable. Margarita will go to the Soviet Union, and Einstein will write her poignant letters to Moscow.
A quiet night in the scientist's modest home in Princeton, where terrible words will be spoken and a terrible secret will be revealed...