Sunday, March 13, 2016

NOW PLAYING: Zoyka's Apartment at Athenaeum Theatre

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Bluebird Arts – Chicago's only English-Russian Theatre Company – proudly announces dual productions of Zoyka's Apartment by Mikhail Bulgakov to close its 2015-16 Season. Artistic Director Luda Lopatina Solomon will direct both productions.

Zoyka's Apartment (English Production)
By Mikhail Bulgakov 
Directed by Artistic Director Luda Lopatina Solomon

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm at Athenaeum Theatre, Studio Three, 2936 N. Southport Ave.through April 2, 2016  

ChicagoZoyka’s Apartment is a tragic farce in two acts. The play revolves around Madame Zoyka – a smart, bold and pragmatic woman who turns her apartment into a dressmaker’s shop in order to survive Post-Revolution Soviet Union. At a time when the country is seething with economic discontent and everyone is scrambling to escape to Paris, Zoyka is frantic to save as much as she can before the opportunity disappears. 

Bluebird Arts’ production features Katherine Schwartz (Zoya Denisovna Peltz), Janice Kulka (Manyushka), Brian Hoolahan (Anisim Zotikovich Alliluya), David Edward Smith (Pavel Fyedorovich Abolyaninov), Harrison Schneider (Gandzalin), Mike Movido (Cherubim), Doogin Brown (Alexander Tarasovich Ametistov), Meghan Principe (Lizanka), Ioana Manuela Rentea (Varvara Nikanorovna), Millie Rose (Natalya Nikolaevna), Carly Carano (Alla Vadimovna), Rick Jensen (Goos), Sarah Franzel (Madame Ivanova), Joshua Butler (Mr. Robber), Sean Foer (Ivan Vasilyevich), Sean Murphy (Pestrukhin), and Andrew J. McClelland (Vanyechka). The Production Team includes Jaimelyn Gray (Assistant Director), Rick Frederick (Set and Costume Design), Carl Ulaszek (Lighting Design), Rick Sims (Sound Design), Kirk Anderson (Fight Choreography), Katerina Levental (Choreography) , Anna Lafontant (Props Design) and Ellen Johnson (Stage Management)

Zoyka's Apartment (Russian Production)
By Mikhail Bulgakov
Directed by Artistic Director Luda Lopatina Solomon

May 21-22, 2016 Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook IL

The Russian production of Zoyka's Apartment will be identical to the English Version production, save an all Russian-speaking cast. More information regarding this production will be released as it becomes available.Founded in 2014, Bluebird Arts is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to enrich, educate and entertain our community by sharing intimate stories of the human condition, focusing on the genuine problems of real people. Bluebird Arts showcases Chicago's talent by promoting cross cultural exchange, taking Chicago theatre and artists to Europe and bringing European theatre, to the Chicago community. They serve both the English and Russian speaking populations by producing plays in both English and Russian and translating English language plays into Russian and Russian language plays into English.

Bluebird Arts will continue to collaborate with Russian arts organizations such as Theatre Volhonka in Ekatirenburg, Russia. 
For more information about Bluebird Arts call 773.526.3628Or visit their website at

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