Based on actual events, A Bright Swarm of Beetles follows the breathtaking career of the greatest writer of the Soviet Union: Mikhail Bulgakov. From his beginnings in the Red revolution as a nearly homeless opium addict to the dizzying heights of literary stardom, Bulgakov struggles to write in a world fraught with madness and betrayal. After his work is denounced and banned, Bulgakov is offered a chance at redemption by the sinister dictator Joseph Stalin -- but he must choose between his art and his survival. A wild, fast-paced journey through fifteen years of one of the darkest periods of modern history.
- 115 - 125 minutes
- 4 f, 6 m (10-40 actors possible: 4-20 f, 6-20 m)
- Content Notes: Adult language and content.
- Set: Flexible.
- Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-287-1