Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Magic Theatre

Arts Forecast: How Weird (that everything is virtual now)

As we move farther toward festival season, it's really dawning that our hugest events will take place on our screens. It's not like we weren't expecting it, but hearing...

In ‘Please Don’t Eat the Mangos,’ this Mami has secrets

When Wilma Bonet first read Ricardo Pérez González's script for the play Don’t Eat the Mangos (through March 22 at Magic Theatre), she liked it right away.  “First of all, it’s a story...

Review: A fiery intellect bound by exoticism in ‘The Chinese Lady’

Even as the audience files in, we are already part of the play, or rather, the exhibition. Atung (Will Dao) sits in front of an elaborate brocade curtain lit...

Arts Forecast: Here come the Sisters

MUCH ADO ABOUT FOLSOM Folsom Street Fair is two Sundays away (watch for my party guide), and what better way could organizers seize the news cycle ahead of time than......

In Rotimi Agbabiaka’s ‘Manifesto,’ a call to visionary black, queer ambition

ONSTAGE Waiting after school for his mother to pick him up after a high school French club meeting, Rotimi Agbabiaka—whose new show Manifesto plays at the African American Arts and Culture...

Review: In ‘Oedipus El Rey,’ the wrecks of myth and mass incarceration

ONSTAGE Ten years after Oedipus El Rey premiered at the Magic Theatre, Luis Alfaro’s drama is being staged there as a legacy revival, again directed by artistic director Loretta Greco. (Through...

‘Oedipus’ incarcerated: Esteban Carmona plays imprisoned tragic hero

ONSTAGE When you watch the Greek tragedy of Oedipus, you know how it’s gong to end. Oedipus, suffering from hubris, will kill his father and marry his mother. But Esteban...

Tracking the human condition through a Nigerian family epic

ONSTAGE While writing the nine plays of the Ufot Family Cycle, which follows several generations of a family of Nigerians in America, Mfoniso Udofia has done a lot of...

Review: Carrying the weight of diaspora in ‘Her Portmanteau’

ONSTAGE A young woman frantically shouts into a graffiti-scrawled pay phone in a shabby airline terminal. She clutches a green handbag and tries to keep an eye on her red...

A timely, unrelenting family drama unfolds at Magic Theatre

ONSTAGE When Annie (Martha Brigham) opens the front door of her family home at the beginning of Magic Theatre's "The Resting Place" (through November 4), dressed in knee-high boots and...