Magic Theatre to Welcome Back Christina Anderson with PEN/MAN/SHIP World Premiere, 5/21-6/15

Magic Theatre to Welcome Back Christina Anderson with PEN/MAN/SHIP World Premiere, 5/21-6/15

Magic Theatre is delighted to celebrate the return of Magic's 2011 Playwright in Residence, Christina Anderson, with the world premiere of PEN/MAN/SHIP. The production is directed by Magic Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Ryan Guzzo Purcell and will run May 21 - June 15, 2014 at Magic Theatre, Fort Mason Center, Building D, 3rd Floor. OPENING NIGHT is May 28, 2014. Press Dates are May 29 - June 1, 2014.

1896: a father and son board a ship heading for Africa on a mysterious mission with an opinionated young woman. On the open sea, an unexpected detour resurrects family secrets and reveals true intentions, fundamentally changing the course of their journey and their lives forever. Christina Anderson's "work will be transforming America's stages for decades to come" (American Theatre Magazine).

PEN/MAN/SHIP will feature Eddie Ray Jackson*, Tangela Large*, Adrian Roberts*, and Tyee Tilghman*. (*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers)

The show plays previews: May 21 - May 27, 2014. Opening Night: May 28, 2014. Press Dates: May 28 - June 1, 2014. Regular Run: May 29 - June 15, 2014 - Tuesdays: 7:00pm; Wednesdays - Saturdays: 8:00pm; and Sundays: 2:30pm. Additional performances: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 7pm; Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2:30pm. All performances run at the Magic Theatre, Fort Mason Center, Building D, 3rd Floor, SF.

Tickets: Previews: $30; Regular Run: Weekdays Side $45; Weekdays Center $55; Weekends Side $50; Weekends Center $60; $5 off for Seniors and Educators; Student Tickets: $20. Box Office: 415-441-8822 or online at www.magictheatre.org.

ABOUT MAGIC THEATRE: Now in its 47th year, Magic Theatre is dedicated to the cultivation of innovative plays, playwrights, and audiences through explosive and entertaining productions of original work. Working side-by-side with adventurous playwrights, Magic Theatre fosters new works from page to stage as world premieres, or seizes the rare opportunity to further develop a new work with a second or third production. The list of playwrights cultivated and premiered at Magic Theatre is a veritable who's who of American theatre: Michael McClure, Sam Shepard, Octavio Solis, Nilo Cruz, Paula Vogel, Rebecca Gilman, Lloyd Suh, Taylor Mac, Theresa Rebeck, Sharr White, and Luis Alfaro, to name a few. Experience new play development at Magic Theatre.

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