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.
Reviews"There is an artful innocence....It is also delightful." - The New York Times
"Captivating....It is entirely winning." - The New York Daily News
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, 1970s
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: A makeshift dressing room in the basement of a church, 1974.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
- Not Applicable
Magic Time premiered at The Actors and Directors Theatre in New York City on December 7, 1981.