San Francisco's Magic Theatre continues its efforts to support the development of new work with its "Raw Play: Script in Hand" staged reading series, which is presenting Thirst by Neena Beeber (Dec. 14), in conjunction with Magic's full scale production of Beeber's A Common Vision running Jan. 13 - Feb. 14, 1999.
Magic's "Raw Plays" series runs on the third Monday of every month (Oct. - June) and consists of eight script-in-hand productions of new work by budding playwrights.
Inspired by Henry James' "Roderick Hudson," Beeber's Thirst is the story of an artist's struggle for inspiration and his patrons questionable motives for support. Beeber, who hails from Miami, was a founding member of the OBIE-winning B.A.C.A. Downtown's New Works Project and a current member of New Dramatists. Plays by Beeber include: The Brief but Exemplary Life of the Living Goddess (As Told By Herself), and Failure to Thrive.
Neena Beeber's Thirst will be presented at The Magic Theatre as part of their "Raw Play" series on Dec. 14. For more information, call (415) 441-8822.
-- By Sean McGrath