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2019-2020 Season

MAGIC'S 2019-2020 SEASON

We are so excited to add a fourth show back into our Season!

Magic Theatre's 2019-2020 Season will include the Bay Area Premiere of Llyod Suh's The Chinese Lady; Nasssim Soleimanpour's Nassim, the World Premiere of Ricardo Pérez González' Don't Eat the Mangos, and West Coast Premiere of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone!
The Season will also include Magic's beloved, annual Virgin Play Festival.


2019-2020 Season

The Chinese Lady

Written by Lloyd Suh

October 9-November 3

Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to arrive on American soil, The Chinese Lady, follows Afong Moy, after she is brought from China to America and put on display for an eager public yearning to learn of the exotic East.  Leavened with humor and insight, Suh explores the way we consider both ourselves and others. Featuring Rinabeth Apostol.

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Written by Nassim Soleimanpour

November 12-16

No rehearsal. A sealed envelope, A new actor in each performance. An evening unlike any other. The latest play from Iranian born playwright Nassim Soleimanpour
(White Rabbit, Red Rabbit) is a wondrous consideration of live theater, language, and the transcendent power of friendship. Direct from sold out
performances around the globe.

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Don't Eat the mangos

By Ricardo Pérez González

February 26-March 22

Three grown sisters.  
An Island full of secrets.
Just outside of San Juan, three sisters take turns caring for their ailing Papa.  As a hurricane wreaks havoc, secrets are spilled and ugly truths emerge. Confronting their legacy, the sisters wrestle with what it means to stay true to self, familia, homeland and…how to best seek their revenge.

A wickedly funny tragedy featuring Bay Area luminary Wilma Bonet.

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Escaped Alone

By Caryl Churchill

April 14-May 10

 "I’m walking down the street and     there’s a door in the fence open     and inside there are    three     women I’ve seen before…"

   Three old friends and a neighbor     spend a summer of afternoons    in their English backyard.
Entwined histories, laughter, and song abound over tea and catastrophe.

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Virgin new play festival


Our play festival centers on bringing emerging and mid-career playwrights together, giving each writer the time and space to create and experiment and hear their work out loud.

It's an exciting opportunity for writers to get space and time to work, for us to get to know new playwrights and familiar playwright's work, and for our audience to meet new playwrights and new plays. We invite Magic Family patrons to join us for readings presenting new work by writers we love.

Recent writers have included: Jessica Hagedorn, Ashlin Halfnight, Barbara Hammond, John Kolvenbach, Lauren Yee, Clare Barron, Dipika Guha, Han Ong, Mfoniso Udofia & many, many more.