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  • Begins September 9


    The Bay’s Original Home for Visionary New Plays and Audiences

    (Titles and dates are subject to change)


    Bay Area Premiere/September 9 – October 5
    by Joshua Harmon
    directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell

    Cousins Daphna, Jonah, and Liam are Jewish. But when religious Daphna squares off with secular Liam and his shiksa girlfriend over a family heirloom, they battle it out Old Testament style.

    “Delectably savage and supremely funny…best comedy of the season.” —The New York Times



    West Coast Premiere/October 29 – November 23
    by Naomi Wallace
    directed by Loretta Greco

    In segregated 1950’s America, two women bridge a racial and cultural divide to transcend their fate. From Naomi Wallace comes a playful and poetic story of survival.

    “Wallace is one of the most subtle and politically engaged playwrights of her generation.” – Variety



    Legacy/January 28 – February 22
    by Sam Shepard
    directed by Loretta Greco

    Our “Sheparding America” celebration continues with A Lie of the Mind. “His richest and most penetrating play, a 20th century masterwork…to be compared with O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Pinter’s Homecoming.” – The New York Times



    Rolling World Premiere/March 25 – April 14
    written and directed by John Kolvenbach

    Anna will do anything to make her sister Lilly happy but when they retreat to their father’s cabin, expecting to relax and take stock…a charming drifter alters their course. John Kolvenbach (Goldfish, Mrs. Whitney), in collaboration with Harbor Stage Company, returns to Magic with this heartbreaking family comedy.



    World Premiere/May 25 – June 14
    written by Luis Alfaro
    Co-commission with Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    In the first play of a trilogy marking Magic’s historic co-commission with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Luis Alfaro (Oedipus El Rey, Bruja) tells the sweeping story of a multigenerational Latino family’s California odyssey. When faith is tested by economics, can a family survive the storm?



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