UW News

October 19, 2006

Russian comedy presented by UW School of Drama

The UW School of Drama is presenting Black Snow, a Russian comedy by Mikhail Bulgakov, which runs through Oct. 29 in the Penthouse Theatre.

The play, directed by Mark Jenkins, is the story of a young writer whose dream quickly turns into a comic nightmare when the most illustrious theater in Moscow decides to make a play out of his failed novel. The writer, Sergei, is propelled on a hilarious roller coaster ride through the chaotic world of Stalinist Russia while at the mercy of an absurdly autocratic director. Fiercely funny, this comedy exposes the madness and frustration behind producing true “art.”

Performances are from Wednesday through Sunday of each week. Tickets are $8 to $15 and are available at the Arts Ticket Office, 206-543-4880.