Caps Lock Theatre with Jack Sharkey, Executive Producer presents:
a story of heartbreak and burlesque
by Mariah MacCarthy
directed by Christina Roussos
Lights: Lois Catanzaro
Sound: Gerry Marletta
Costumes: Allison Dawe
Set: Tim McMath
Dance: Sidney Erik Wright
Fights: Jesse Geguzis
Stage Management: Laura Hirschberg
Mariah MacCarthy (NYtheatre.com’s 2012 “Person of the Year”) reunites with director Christina Roussos on their 2011 New York Fringe festival hit Magic Trick (winner of the Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences and the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award).
A three-hander as surprising as it is sexy, Magic Trick subverts audience expectations we don’t even know we have. Bana, a beautiful paraplegic who everyone falls in love with, is missing. Eric, her (ex?) boyfriend, can’t find her. Clara, that burlesque dancer they almost had a threesome with, gets naked and won’t leave his apartment. And just when he thinks it might all be over, Eric finally finds Bana…on the burlesque stage.
Magic Trick is a nonlinear story of heartbreak and burlesque, jumping time in the tradition of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Last Five Years. With characters that are complicated, funny, and above all human, MacCarthy paints a portrait of people figuring out what it means to be in love while also staying true to oneself.
August 27-September 12, 2015
The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
Press for Magic Trick:
“It’s in making the familiar seem fresh and exciting that this compelling show earns its claim of having real ‘magic’ over the audience.” —New York Theatre Review
“Scratch the surface of all the seduction and right below you’ll find a strong play filled with true emotion, hard choices, honest conversation, not-always-likable characters, and unanswered questions.” —The Happiest Medium
“MacCarthy hits her stride… providing remarkable depictions of disability as it affects the disabled and their loved ones in contemporary America. The playwright has such a finely tuned ear for dialogue and characterization.” —NYTheatre.com
“Magic Trick offers the kind of unusual, off-kilter story that downtown theater is known for and we can only hope it returns to the stage.” —Theatre Is Easy (Theasy Best Bet)
Magic Trick plays at the Studio Theatre of Theatre Row. 410 W 42 Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. A/C/E trains to 42nd Street. 1/2/3/7/N/Q/R/S trains to 42nd Street/Times Square.
For the last production we did of Magic Trick, click here.