Magic Theatre to Stage Plays by Kolvenbach, Alfaro, Stryk in 2009-2010; Rebeck Also Featured

News   Magic Theatre to Stage Plays by Kolvenbach, Alfaro, Stryk in 2009-2010; Rebeck Also Featured San Francisco's Magic Theatre has announced the four plays, including two world premieres, that will comprise the 2009-2010 season at the Northside Theatre.

Under the artistic leadership of Loretta Greco and Scott Hawkins, the season will launch in October with John Kolvenbach's Goldfish and its sequel, Mrs. Whitney, running in repertory through November. The first work "chronicles the journey of a teenager who has had to grow up too fast," while the second traces "Margaret Whitney, a woman of a certain age [who] reveals her true romantic core." The world premiere of Luis Alfaro's Oedipus El Rey, a contemporary look at the Greek tragedy, will play in February 2010, followed by the world premiere of Lydia Stryk's Accident in April. Press notes for the latter ask, "When a woman is critically injured in an accident, can the same man who almost took her life save her?"

The Magic Theatre will also offer a special evening with Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Theresa Rebeck (The Understudy, Mauritius) on Dec. 7. The evening will feature a conversation with the playwright, as well as readings of her plays and short stories featuring the cast of the Magic Theatre's recent production of Mauritius.

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