The Magic Tree

by Ursula Rani Sarma

Which comes first, loneliness or violence? THE MAGIC TREE is the story of love born in a very dark place between a man who wants to belong and a woman who wants to be forgotten. On a stormy night, they shelter in an abandoned summer home and tentatively discover what it is they have in common. But just when it seems something beautiful might emerge, the opposite appears.

THE MAGIC TREE is an exploration into human behavior at a time when humanity seems determined to endlessly repeat the mistakes of the past. It looks at why good people are capable of doing bad things and asks if love alone can save us.

Ursula Rani Sarma is an award­winning playwright who has been Writer in Residence for the National Theatre Studio (London), Paines Plough Theatre Company (London) and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre. She has written for the National Theatre (London), the Abbey Theatre (Dublin), Origin Theatre Company (New York), the Traverse Theatre (Scotland) and the American Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco).

Reviews and Press for the Show

OCT 10 – NOV 13, 2015

10/10 @ 8pm
10/11 @ 2pm
10/13 @ 8pm
10/18 @ 7pm
10/22 @ 8pm
10/24 @ 2pm & 8pm
10/28 @ 8pm
10/30 @ 8pm
11/1 @ 2pm & 7pm
11/5 @ 8pm
11/7 @ 2 & 8pm
11/11 @ 8pm
11/13 @ 8pm

Runtime: 2 hours including one intermission

Advisory Warning: Recommended for audiences 15+ due to strong language, sexual violence, and mature themes


The Cast

Lamb Brianna Letourneau
Gordy Chris Stinson
Doc Scott Ward Abernethy
Lenny Ryan Tumulty

The Production Team

Directors Matthew J. Keenan and Colin Smith
Stage Manager Alexis J. Rose
Fight Choreographer Casey Kaleba
Scenic Design Robbie Hayes
Lighting Design G Ryan Smith
Sound Design Tony Angelini
Projection Design Patrick Lord
Costume Design Kelly Peacock
Hair and Makeup Design Craig Miller
Set Dressing and Properties Design Carol H. Baker

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