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Tobie Windham and Joshua Elijah Reese as Oshoosi and Ogun Size in The Brothers Size at Magic Theatre. Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Octavio Solis. Photo by Jennifer Reiley.

Theater Review: ‘The Brothers Size’ scorches San Francisco

Prison makes grown men afraid of the dark again.
Octavio Solis

Magic Theatre opens season with ‘The Brothers Size’ in partnership with A.C.T. & MTC

Magic Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with The Brothers Size, Part Two ofThe Brothers/Sister Plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney. The play is directed by Octavio Solis and features recent A.C.T. graduates Tobie Windham and Alex Ubokudom and Joshua Elijah Reese.  It opens September 9 and runs through October 17, with the opening night gala performance...
Arwen Anderson and Tim Kniffin in Lydia Stryk's An Accident at Magic Theatre. Director: Rob Melrose / Photo: Jennifer Reiley.

Theater Review: ‘An Accident’ at Magic Theatre, San Francisco

Magic Theatre brings a strong season to a close with An Accident, a visceral and emotional story about recovery, memories and, even discovery of the self. Introspective at times, and often seething with cynical humor, the production by playwright Lydia Stryk is uncompromisingly human in its portrayal of a...

Magic Theatre extends Oedipus el Rey through March 14th

Good news for fans of Greek tragedy. Today, Magic Theatre announced that Oedipus el Rey, which has been receiving strong reviews and accolades, has been extended. This world premiere penned by MacArthur genius Luis Alfaro and directed by Loretta Greco will run through Sunday, March 14th.Magic's Artistic Director Loretta...

On Location: ‘Oedipus el Rey’ at Magic Theatre, San Francisco

https://vimeo.com/9338248Do you believe in destiny? In Oedipus el Rey, now playing at Magic Theatre, Oedipus tempts the Gods in an effort to alter fate and rule the land. Sophocles’ ancient tale has been re-imaged with grand results (review). The buzz is strong on this one, and every single review...

The mural inspired by Alfaro’s ‘Oedipus el Rey’ by artists Canby and Knox

The seating arrangement at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco was not the only thing that was changed for the world premiere of Luis Alfaro's Oedipus el Rey. Upon entering the theater this past weekend, I was immersed in a mural inspired by the reimagined classic of a man...

Theater Review: Alfaro unleashes the full poignancy of ‘Oedipus el Rey’ at Magic’s World Premiere

Sophocles' Greek tragic tale of Oedipus, a man who dared believe he could steer his own fate against the curses of the Gods, has seeped into many literary works since it was first performed c. 429 BC. The timeless themes of fate and love are constructed in such a...

An Important Update from Magic Theatre

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...

Theresa Rebeck is back, December 7 Magic Theatre

Don’t miss this intimate evening with a master writer! Pulitzer Prize Nominated and Emmy Award winning Theresa Rebeck will join us in San Francisco to dish up juicy conversation about working in theatre, television, and film. An engaging and spirited speaker with a unique perspective on the...

‘Mrs. Whitney’ delights with humor while devulging love’s desperation

This past Friday, I attended a John Kolvenbach marathon at Magic Theatre—a double dose of comedy and heartbreak starting with Goldfish and concluding with Mrs. Whitney. I had seen the Bay Area Premiere of Goldfish previously, (review) but decided I wanted to experience the entire pacing and flow across both...