THE MAGIC FIRE Opens This Week At Different Stages
Different Stages continues its 2018- 2019 season this week with The Magic Fire by Lillian Groag. The Magic Fire is a wonderfully warm and amusing play about a young woman growing up in a family of European immigrants who surround themselves with a "magic fire" of art to fend off the unpleasant realities of Juan Peron's Argentina in the years after World War II. Argentinean-American playwright Lillian Groag explores the connections among memory, history, and art through the eyes of a child, revisited from the perspective of adulthood. By turns funny, loving, and politically alarming, The Magic Fire weaves a spell of tango and opera, treasured memories and hidden truths.
Directed by Norman Blumensaadt (When We Are Married), the production features Natalie Garcia (Significant Other) and Lucky Cantu (Aladdin) as the playwright at different times of her life. Playing the extended family, friends, and servants are Jennifer Underwood (Terminus), Rick Felkins (Side Show), Giselle Marie Munoz (There and Back), Eva McQuade (Real Women Have Curves), Greg Ginther (Yankee Tavern), Beth Burroughs (If I Forget), Katherine Schroeder (The Book of Liz), Karen Jambon (For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again), Beau Paul (Great Expectations) and Michael Costilla (Great Expectations).
Performance information: January 11 - February 2, 2019 Trinity Street Theater, 901 Trinity St, 4th Floor First Baptist Church Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3:00 p.m. $15, $20, $25 Thursday, $20, $25, $30 Friday & Saturday & Sunday Buy Tickets.