The innovative, internationally known Theatre of Moscow South-West made its fifth visit to UIC in March, presenting the American premieres of Michail Bulgakov's "The Master and the Margarita" and William Shakespeare's "Macbeth".
The plays, performed in Russian with simultaneous English translations, played to sold-out houses at the UIC Theatre.
The company was founded in 1974 and became the Soviet Union's first self-supporting theatre since the 1917 revolution.
While in Chicago, the company offered public lectures and seminars on aspects of Russian theatre and culture.
"The theatre of Moscow South-West residency at UIC has always benefited the entire Chicagoland community," said William Raffeld, director of the UIC Theater.
Since the exchange program began in 1989, the Theatre of Moscow South-West has come to UIC five times, and UIC student actors have made five times, and UIC student actors have made five visits to Moscow.