THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival, 5/14-29
New York based production house Big Guns Big Tobacco debuts new version of That Old Black Magic at the Theatre Asylum in Los Angeles from June 14 to June 29 during the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play features Jacquetta Szathmari in the role of the hapless illusionist The Amazing Daisy playing opposite the critically acclaimed actress and director Kita Kilu as awkward burlesquer Sweet Bojanski Brown. With expert comic timing these two talents portray a pair of alarmingly untalented African-American women struggling to get booked at the Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas' first integrated casino.
Set in 1955, That Old Black Magic is a story of two heroines who develop a deep bond over their similar and seemingly impossible dreams. Sweet BJ performs for the audience with the grace of a wounded elephant, and Daisy is about as magical as a box of Lucky Charms. Will the two women blossom into the stars they believe themselves to be, or will they forever remain amateur performers with delusions of grandeur?
That Old Black Magic is a comedic showcase of dodgy illusions and historically accurate, but politically insensitive burlesque. With show stopping numbers chronicling the freeing of the slaves and bumbling sleight-of-hand That Old Black Magic transcends racial stereotypes to present a comical story about unremarkable people doing remarkable things. The piece is set in the world of a segregated America, but focuses on two peculiar souls trying to roll a hard six against unfavorable odds.
Running Time: 55 minutes
Location/Dates: Theatre Asylum (Lab) 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. LA, CA 90038
Sat. 6/14 at 5:30PM
Wed. 6/18 at 8:30PM
Fri. 6/20 at 10:00PM
Sun. 6/22 at 2:30 PM
Sat. 6/28 at Midnight