Mayakovsky and Stalin
About Mayakovsky and Stalin
This dramatic character study explores two distantly connected relationships: that of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and his wife Nadya and of Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and his married lover Lilya Brik.
"VIVID… With a Mednick play, you feel like you’re being invited into the playwright’s mind… The wonderful ensemble cast tackle[s] his muscular language beautifully… let go and let Mednick’s words wash over you.” — KCRW
“INTELLECTUAL DEBATE… an abstract, non-linear, and formalized picture of intriguing events in Russian life.” — Stage Raw
“AMBITIOUS… this extremely intellectual two-acter grapples with highly complex, compelling subject matter and is a must see (and hear) for those interested in revolution and art.” — Hollywood Progressive
Following a critically acclaimed run in Los Angeles, the newest work from legendary poet/playwright and off-off Broadway pioneer Murray Mednick is a dramatic character study incorporating historical footage and photos to explore two distantly connected relationships: that of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and his wife Nadya, and of Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky and his married lover and “muse” Lilya Brik.
2 hours plus one 10-minute intermission
Recommended for ages 16+