Dear Friends,

We are still here! And it’s been a very tough — yet artistically thrilling — year at Magic.

With your overwhelmingly generous support, we survived last December’s financial crisis. In March, we staged the world premiere of emerging playwright Lloyd Suh’s American Hwangap, which is featured on the cover of this month’s American Theatre Magazine and has since gathered both national and international renown. Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius followed and was met with critical acclaim and enthusiastic SOLD OUT audiences.  This fall, John Kolvenbach’s heartbreaking comedies Goldfish and Mrs. Whitney served further notice that Magic Theatre is both a national treasure and “the Bay Area’s most exciting home for playwrights and their adventurous new work.”

We could not have created these vibrant, transformative plays without your belief in Magic, both as engaged audience members and dedicated contributors.

Times remain tough. Now more than ever, your continued investment in Magic helps us survive and flourish. We are working exceedingly hard to meet our year-end goal of $78,000 and ensure an artistically robust 2010. Please act now by joining two of last year’s contributors — committed theatre lovers — who have have stepped up with a combined $30,000 matching challenge gift. Every dollar you give between now and January 1st will be matched up to $30,000.   Give today to double the impact of your gift!

If you have already participated in our Annual Campaign, thank you. If you have not, please click here now or call (415) 263-9043 to make a special year-end, tax deductible gift.  We cannot do what we do without your support. Please give today.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your ongoing support of Magic and the vibrant future of American theater.

Warmest regards,

Loretta Greco

Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.