Now in its 10th anniversary season, Synetic Theatre presents the first of two shows at the Lansburgh Theatre as pat of a special alliance with the Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Master and Margarita reunites Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili in an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel about the devil's visit to Stalin's Moscow -- a powerful tale about the juxtaposition of good and evil, sacrificing for love, and artistic struggles in a repressive society. To Dec. 12. Lansburgh Theatre, 450 7th St. NW. Tickets are $40 to $55. Call 202-547-1122 or visit shakespearetheatre.org.