Magic Theatre
Magic Theatre - located at Fort Mason at the Marina District in San Francisco.

Magic Theatre in San Francisco is one of the all-time greats. Since we began covering theater on Stark Insider in 2009, we’ve seen umpteen memorable shows and performances there: Mauritius, Or, The Brothers Size, Oedipus el Rey, among so many more. Those that have been on the Bay Area theater scene longer than I know that Gods have tread upon its legendary stage including Sean Penn, Peter Coyote, Danny Glover, and Ed Harris.

Based at Fort Mason (building D), the location is also a gem. It’s one of those experiences that only live theater can afford; the intimate thrust stage configuration is icing on the cake.

Playwright Sharr White (Annapurna) recently said, “Magic Theatre is once again one of the most exciting venues in America for new work.”

Now Magic wants us to “help make magic together” by raising $100,000 by the end of 2011.

A lofty goal, but if we can get the word out and turn on our Tweets and Facebooking into overdrive, we might be able to make a difference.

Unfortunately, for the arts in general, fundraising is an on-going process. I can only imagine how tough it is to raise money in this economic environment.

In an email, Michaele James, Magic Theatre Trustee and Chair, Development Committee wrote, “Ticket sales cover less than half the cost of putting exciting plays on our stage. Please support our mission of developing and producing electrifying new plays by the most captivating playwrights.”

Any donation counts. Click here to be taken to a page where you can help us all continue to make Magic together.

Rod Gnapp (R), one of my favorite stage actors, burns it up in Mauritius (2009).
Rod Gnapp (R), one of my favorite stage actors, burns it up in Mauritius (2009).
Clinton Stark
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