Theater play "Einstein and Margarita" in Germany

12 Mar 2024 Tuesday 19:30
Mülheim an der Ruhr / Stadthalle Mülheim an der Ruhr Theodor-Heuss-Platz 1, 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr
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About Big Love and the Atomic Bomb

Alexei Serebryakov and Ksenia Rappoport will present in Germany the poignant love story of two extraordinary people - the genius physicist Albert Einstein and the wife of the Soviet sculptor Sergei Konenkov - Margarita. In the performance "Einstein and Margarita" based on the play "Almar" by Soviet and Russian playwright Alexander Gelman, the beautiful actors, who have participated in joint film projects more than once, will appear together on the same theater stage for the first time.

 

August night in 1945, when the whole world is horrified by the consequences of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in the house of Albert Einstein unfolds a personal drama of genius: he learns that he will never again see the love of his life.

Einstein met Margarita in 1935, when Princeton University commissioned Russian émigré Sergei Konenkov to sculpt a portrait of the great physicist. For many years, Margarita Konenkova was the genius's only love. And now, the moment comes when Margarita comes to inform him that after years of living in the United States with her husband she is returning to the Soviet Union forever.

In this one of the most dramatic nights of his life, Albert Einstein experiences not only the loss of his beloved woman, but also feels guilt because of his involvement in the creation of the atomic bomb by the Americans.

This farewell night in the scientist's modest home in Princeton will be a night of revelations, when terrible words will be spoken and a terrible secret will be revealed ...