San Francisco will be getting Tape, Stephen Belber's hot new play, before Los Angeles, making it home to the West Coast premiere of the 2000 Louisville Humana festival and film hit. Tape plays April 19 May 12 at the Magic Theatre.
Tape was praised as one of the best presentations of the 2000 Louisville festival. It was the recently released and highly praised low budget film, starring Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, however, that really made the work's name. Richard Linklater directed the flick.
Billed as an edgy drama that delves into the ideas of social and personal responsibility, Tape concern a reunion of pals at a regional film festival. On-the-rise filmmaker Jon attends the Lansing Film Festival and meets up with hometown pal Vince, who never let go of an incident involving Jon and a high school girlfriend, Amy, now a district attorney.
The Magic Theatre is located in Building D at the Fort Mason Center on Marina Boulevard. For reservations, (415) 441-8822. The Magic Theatre is on line at http://www.magictheatre.org.
—By Christine Ehren
and Robert Simonson