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Magic’s 2015/2016 Season
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Magic Theatre is offering a season of FREE performances in Oakland
in conjunction with Laney College Theater Arts.
All shows will be presented at the
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St., Oakland, CA, 94607
No tickets required / Limited seating / Wheelchair accessible
For more information, call Magic’s Box Office at 415.441.8822
or Awele Makeba, Community Producer at 510.907.0669
The 2015-2016 season of Magic Theatre in Oakland:
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 @ 2:30pm
Bright Half Life
Saturday, November 21st, 2015 @ 2:30pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 2:30pm
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
About Magic: Oakland
The idea for the series came about in 2010 when people filled the Laney Theatre to see Magic’s free performance of Tarell Alvin Mc Craney’s The Brothers Size. “We knew we were on to something and wanted to share more,” said Loretta Greco, Magic Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director. “It was such a big hit and an incredibly rich experience for everyone involved that we decided it was something we should continue. We are thrilled to be working in collaboration with Laney College Theater Arts Department and Oakland Community Producer, Awele Makeba, to present this full season of Magic plays. Last year we had some of the most fruitful dialogue from our Oakland audiences and we look forward to more.”
Michael Torres, Chair of the Laney College Theater Department, said, “Bringing the Magic to Oakland is just that – magic. The magical power of storytelling and how it informs an audience can actually aid in the healing of a community. Oakland is not often exposed to quality professional theatre. We believe our partnership with Magic Theatre will do just that.”
Community Producer for the Magic Oakland series is Awele Makeba, an award winning, internationally recognized recording artist, storyteller, educator and community activist. She was instrumental in the success of Magic’s Oakland performance of McCraney’s The Brothers Size. “Our hope is to bring quality professional theatre to Oakland that can transform Laney College Theater into a cultural center for community engagement. This is a good start,” she said.