Evie's Waltz, New Drama of Parenting and Teen Violence, Will Play Magic Theatre

News   Evie's Waltz, New Drama of Parenting and Teen Violence, Will Play Magic Theatre Loretta Greco will make her directorial debut as artistic director of Magic Theatre with the new drama, Evie's Waltz, this fall in San Francisco.

Evie's Waltz, written by Carter W. Lewis, marks the second play of Magic Theatre's 2008-09 season. The play is to have its world premiere (in a separate production) Oct. 22 at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

In San Francisco, Evie's Waltz will play Nov. 8–Dec. 7 at Magic's Southside Theatre (Bldg D, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA).

In the play, according to Magic notes, "Gloria and Clay are living every parent's nightmare: their son has been suspended for carrying a gun to school. As they wrestle with their predicament, an unexpected visit from their son's girlfriend turns their backyard barbecue into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse."

Greco said, "Evie's Waltz is an unflinching play about the difficulties of parenting and being a teenager. There is no handbook for this. Every American family will relate to this piece which poses more questions than answers. It is sure to promote many vibrant discussions."

Evie's Waltz will star Bay Area favorites Darren Bridgett and Julia Brothers. Marielle Heller will be making her Magic Theatre debut in the title role. Playwright Lewis is founder of the Upstart Theatre Company in Berkeley.

The Magic production team for Evie's Waltz features set designer Erik Flatmo, lighting designer York Kennedy, costume designer Fumiko Bielefeld and Magic's resident sound designer Sara Huddleston.

Tickets are $20-$45 (with student rates at $15) and are available at (415) 441-8822 or www.magictheatre.org.

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