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Portland Center Stage
Published: 27 February 2018

Andrew Hinderaker’s stunning theatrical hybrid, “The Magic Play,” begins preview performances at The Armory on March 3, opens on March 9 and runs through April 1 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage.

The Armory’s production brings together the artistic team from the celebrated world premiere at Goodman Theatre/Olney Theatre Center, including director Halena Kays; magic creator/actor Brett Schneider; actor Sean Parris; master illusionist Jim Steinmeyer; scenic designer Lizzie Bracken, costume designer Alison Siple; aerial choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi; and flying effects by ZFX, Inc.

Portland Center State at The Armory’s run of The Magic Play is a co-production with Actors Theatre of Louisville and Syracuse Stage. In “The Magic Play,” 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 new play questions the extent to which we must be honest with ourselves in order to be so with those we love.

For more information or to order tickets, visit www.pcs.org or call (503) 445-3700.

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