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2011-2012 Season Preview! Wednesday, May 25 5p!!


Magic Theatre Contact: ........................................... Join us May 25th for our 2011 - 2012 Season Announcement! Join us for our 2011-2012 Season Preview on Wednesday, May 25th! Yes it's true...we're back to 5 PLAYS! It's with great excitment that we introduce our 2011-12 season: five groundbreaking plays from five wildly talented writers. Join us at a playful preview to learn all about the thrilling season ahead! 5-6 pm Happy Hour in the Magic Theatre Lounge 6-7 pm Season Preview Join Loretta Greco, Artistic Director, in the theatre where she will reveal and discuss the plays and playwrights of the 2011-2012 season, followed by a Q & A session plus Surprise Guests! this event is free and open to the public Revival/August 31 - October 2 WHY WE HAVE A BODY The comedy that rocked San Francisco by Claire Chafee directed by Katie Pearl Lili is a lesbian P.I. who stalks men cheating on their wives. When she's not channeling Joan of Arc, Lili's little sister Mary holds up a 7-11 and directs traffice. Their mother Eleanor, an archeologist, specializes in - what else? - the female brain. Claire Chafee's comedy returns to Magic as sparkling as the day it premiered to packed houses in 1993. A New Play/November 3 - December 4 ANNAPURNA A breathtaking story about the longevity of love by Sharr White directed by Loretta Greco After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. Playwright Sharr White's wit is razor sharp, his insight deep, and his poetry spare. Nothing could be more epic. World Premiere/January 26 - February 26 JESUS IN INDIA A biblical prequel about the world's most famous rebel - before he found his cause by Lloyd Suh directed by Daniella Topol Two years after his hit play, American Hwangap, Lloyd Suh is back with a contemporary parable imagining a wild stretch in the lost years of Jesus Christ. Teenaged and wayward, Jesus of Nazareth journeys to the east with his friend, Abigail of Galilee towards a spiritual haven full of Maharajas, music and some really good weed. "The Magic Theatre unveiled a truly original new voice with the world premiere of Lloyd Suh's quirky and affecting American Hwangap...Missed connections stalked the stage with beguiling ingenuity in a tale of long distance family reunion." Top 10 Best of Bay Area Theatre in 2009 - Rob Hurwitt, Chronicle Theatre Critic American Premiere/March 29 - April 29 ANY GIVEN DAY Two back-to-back plays by Linda McLean It's 2pm in the East Side of Glasgow: Bill and Sadie are preparing for the arrival of their favorite person. It's all going like clockwork until they discover they've forgotten the bread. Buying bread means going outside. Oh oh. It's 2pm in the West Side of Glasgow: two people are closing up the bar for the afternoon. A chance call opens up the opportunity for a future which they have stopped imagining. Leading Scottish playwright Linda McLean explores the fleeting nature of love and happiness set against a backdrop of violence and disappointment. World Premiere/May 24 - June 24 BRUJA a reimagining of Euripedes' Medea by Luis Alfaro From the critically acclaimed writer of Oedipus el Rey comes a contemporary story so haunting and sensual, it explodes one of the ancient myths most firmly embedded in our culture. A sizzling look at a sorceress scorned. "Gritty, fierce, tersely poetic...Luis Alfaro's riveting modern barrio retelling of Sophocles' Oedipus burned up the stage at the Magic Theatre." Top 10 Best of Bay Area Theatre in 2010 - Rob Hurwitt, Chronicle Theatre Critic Sent by: Magic TheatreReply to the sender Join us for our 2011-2012 Season Preview on Wednesday, May 25th! Yes it's true...we're back to5 PLAYS!It's with great excitment that we introduce our 2011-12 season:five groundbreaking plays from five wildly talented writers.

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