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Dear Randy,

This February, folks are falling in love with our alumni and resident playwrights’ newest works: Octavio Solis’ SE LLAMA CRISTINA and Tanya Shaffer’s THE FOURTH MESSENGER.

This weekend is your last chance to see the World Premiere of alumnus Octavio Solis’

SE LLAMA CRISTINA.  Speaking of, today is the last day of the Early Bird discount for

Octavio’s class at PF, Quiet Time with Octavio Solis. Don’t miss out on either of these!

Magic Theatre presents
NNPN Rolling World Premiere/Must Close Feb. 24th


by Octavio Solis
directed by Loretta Greco

See the intimate, “raw” version at A.C.T’s The Costume Shop (1117 Market St.) on Thurs. Feb. 21.Click here for $25 tickets! 

Get $10 OFF tickets to the Main Stage performances at Fort Mason Center Fri.-Sun. Feb. 22-24. Use the code PFCRISTINA10 online or call415.441.8822.
 (Subject to availability. Offer not applicable to previously purchased tickets.)

Enter this incredible, multi-layered fever dream from the mind of cherished Bay Area playwright Octavio Solis in which a young man and woman wake up in a strange room, and must piece together their past identities and relationship while they construct a new future and grapple with the possibility of being parents. Featuring Rod Gnapp* (Annapurna, What We’re Up Against), Sean San José* (Intersection for the Arts, Campo Santo), Sarah Nina Hayon* and Karina Gutiérrez. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association.



Book and lyrics by Tanya Shaffer / Music and lyrics by Vienna Teng / Directed by Matt August

Through March 10 / at the Ashby Stage in Berkeley

Click here for tickets.

“A satisfying and remarkably entertaining new musical that takes on spiritual life with wit and emotional resonance… Funny and touching in all the right places…”                          – Sam Hurwitt, KQED

“Beautiful, ambitious and with the kind of depth we’ve come *not* to expect from musicals… A triumph.”                        – Chad Jones’ Theater Dogs

“Intelligent and skillfully crafted…The Fourth Messengeris a hugely ambitious and refreshingly original piece of musical theatre that… demands the attention of any serious theatregoer… Highly recommended.”
– George Heymont, My Cultural Landscape

“Profound and profane, combative and compassionate,The Fourth Messenger has everything and more for a musical worth seeing… Teng’s complex harmonies and inspired melodies…stick with you long after the curtain goes down…”
                                       – Setzu Uzume, Art Animal

“Exciting and ambitious…an absolute delight”
                                                          – SF Chronicle 

“Shaffer’s masterful and compelling story, both timeless and contemporary, puts a fascinating spin on the idea of a Buddha-like sage… The Fourth Messenger strikes a balance of passion, intensity, humor, profundity and quiet, almost serene, resolution.”     – Stacy Trevenon, Stage and Cinema

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