April 1, 2018
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
Previews are Mar. 3-8 | Opening night Mar. 9
By Andrew Hinderaker
Directed by Halena Kays
with magic created by Brett Schneider
A theater is a realm of illusion. So is a magic show. Playwright Andrew Hinderaker mashes these traditions together with alluring results. The Magic Play follows a young magician trying to get through a live show just hours after his partner has left him. As the performance progresses, he confronts the fact that the spectacular tricks that impress people on stage don’t serve him as well when it comes to building truthful personal relationships. This mesmerizing new play questions the extent to which we must be honest with ourselves in order to be so with those we love.
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Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.
Recommended for ages 16 and up. Contains adult situations and explicit language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.
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Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*
*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar or select “more performances” in the sidebar to view available dates and times.
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An interview with playwright Andrew Hinderaker.
An interview with actor and magic creator Brett Schneider.
"The Magic Play combines a jaw-dropping performance of classic card tricks with a compelling backstory of tender love. The result is breathtaking."
Meet the exciting cast, world class magicians and creative team behind The Magic Play.
Join us for magic and music on the Mezzanine, Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.