Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, 1970s
Settings Of Play - A makeshift dressing room in the basement of a church, 1974.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre
Magic Time is the perfect play for a young ensemble of actors who can handle both contemporary comedy and Shakespeare. Inspired by the early days of the Steppenwolf Theatre, Magic Time shows a troupe of actors in a makeshift dressing room in the basement of a church. Fueled by dedication and youthful enthusiasm, the backstage relationships cleverly mirror the onstage ones as they prepare for a performance of Hamlet.
"There is an artful innocence....It is also delightful." - The New York Times
"Captivating....It is entirely winning." - The New York Daily News
Magic Time premiered at The Actors and Directors Theatre in New York City on December 7, 1981.