Staged Reading of Magic, With David Furr, MacIntyre Dixon, Matt Lutz and More, Presented Aug. 27

By Andrew Gans
August 27, 2012

A staged reading of G.K. Chesterton's Magic is presented Aug. 27 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.

The 7:30 PM reading features the talents of David Furr (The Importance of Being Earnest), MacIntyre Dixon (Cyrano), Juliette Trafton (The Fantasticks), Matt Lutz (Bonnie and Clyde), Kurt Rhoades (Julius Caesar), Stephen Trafton (Les Miserables) and David McNamara. Dan Roche directs.

Magic, according to press notes, was written as a "challenge from George Bernard Shaw, a close friend and debating partner of Chesterton. With his typical wit and mirth, Chesterton tackles the enormous subjects of supernaturalism vs. naturalism and skepticism vs. belief in this highly humorous, intelligent, and romantic play, about a motley crew of intellectuals that gather at the estate of a wealthy Duke to view a magic show with a twist so incomprehensible it will change their lives forever."

Producers are Max McLean and Fellowship for the Performing Arts (C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters).

Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row is located at 410 W. 42nd Street.

For more information, contact Fellowship for the Performing Arts at (212) 582-2920 or visit