March 3 — 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.

Who's Who:
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Run Time:
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.

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon*

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

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Special Cocktails for "The Magic Play"

The Armory Bar supervisor and resident mixologist Melissa Larrabee describes her glittery and delicious cocktails inspired by The Magic Play.

Audience Reviews of "The Magic Play"

Audiences are loving The Magic Play. Check out what fans of the show have said on Facebook!

Playwrights in Discussion

Kodachrome playwright Adam Szymkowicz interviews The Magic Play playwright Andrew Hinderaker. 

A Magical Collaboration, Part 1

An interview with playwright Andrew Hinderaker. 

A Magical Collaboration, Part 2

An interview with actor and magic creator Brett Schneider. 

Reviews of "The Magic Play"

"The Magic Play combines a jaw-dropping performance of classic card tricks with a compelling backstory of tender love. The result is breathtaking."

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