Before I went to see this show, if that’s even is the right word to describe it, I did not know what awaited me. And when the show was finished, I did not know for sure what I had experienced. I’ve talked about Satan’s delirium continuously since Tuesday night when I got the chance to step into the abandoned office building the show was set in, but I still have not found the words to describe what I witnessed. Satan’s delirium is an experience, and experiences are something people must gain themselves.
Walk into a surreal world, meet with the prosecutor Woland and the others who live in it. Eat vegan food, drink some wine if you want to, become extremely confused, tingly, terrified, and curious at the same time. Wear a mask that smells a bit suspicious, shine on everything that happens with a flashlight because someone said you should. Consider, comply, get carried away, discover. And then, when you step back into the real world 3 hours later, you will not have a clue of what the hell just happened.
Satan´s delirium is an independent continuation of the show Satan’s Democracy that was played in the same premises a year ago. It is the second part of the trilogy of Satan, and the third part will premiere in late 2017 and a total of 1,000 people (!!!) helped build these two performances. The theatre and art event is inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel “Master and Margarita”, and events that happened during Part 1 “Satan’s democracy”
Unlike part one, this show is a more intimate experience. Most of the show unfolds around the restaurant Masonite and apartment 50. It gives visitors a close encounter with the persecutor Woland, and in the evening you enjoy a three-course dinner that he invites you to. What experience you get is entirely up to you, how curios you are, and witch way you choose to go.
This is my experience of Satan´s delirium.
Satan´s delirium is premiered on 1 of October and played until 31 of December this year.
Project manager and director: Jimmy Meurling
Composer: Magnus Larsson
Costume: Jonna Berg Elin and Pia Gyll
Mask Design: Linda Sandberg and Agnes Kenttä
Stage Room manager: Robin Dahlqvist
Performance Coordinator: Sara Jernberg
Art Curator: Andreas Blom
Press and marketing: Emelie Bergbohm – Bohm Bohm Room
Poster Photographer: Magnus Swärd
Retoucher: Pia Eagle