Stryk's An Accident Will Get World Premiere April 15

News   Stryk's An Accident Will Get World Premiere April 15 An Accident, Lydia Stryk's play about an injured woman and the man responsible, will get its world premiere at Magic Theatre in San Francisco April 15-May 9.

Ron Melrose will direct the drama, to open April 21. Arwen Anderson and Tim Kniffin, Bay Area favorites, are featured.

Here's how Magic bills the play: "When a woman is critically injured in an accident, can the same man who almost took her life save her? There are encounters in life that take you somewhere you've never been and never meant to go. With violent precision, savage imagery and theatrical vitality, Lydia Stryk writes an extraordinary play about recovery. An Accident is both visceral playground and emotional minefield."

Artistic director Loretta Greco said in a statement, "I was wrecked by the enormous stakes and the savage, naked behavior in An Accident. Lydia's piercing intellect, curiosity for the human condition, rich, raw language, and emotional muscularity make her a perfect Magic playwright."

The production team for An Accident features light designer York Kennedy, sound designer Sara Huddleston, and Erik Flatmo designing both set and costumes.

Stryk grew up between DeKalb, IL, and London, England, and as a child also lived in Japan where she studied Kabuki and performed on the stage, and in Iran. She later trained to be an actress at the Drama Centre, London, a career she pursued in New York for a year before going back to school to study history, education and later, journalism. While interning at the weekly journal, The Nation, she wrote a play, coming full circle back to the theatre, but this time as a writer. She is the author of 15 full-length plays including Monte Carlo, The House of Lily, The Glamour House, Lady Lay, Safe House, On Clarion, Ghost Mall and American Tet. Magic Theatre performs at Building D, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA. For tickets and information, call (415) 441-8822 or visit www.magictheatre.org.

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