Magic Theatre is thrilled to welcome award-winning playwright Victor Lodato and Obie Award-winning composer Polly Pen with the world premiere of their musical Arlington. This unique musical production runs November 13 – December 8, 2013.
Arlington follows lovely, upbeat Sara Jane who valiantly tries to keep it a sunny day as she waits on the home front for her husband Jerry. Though she believes in the cause, nothing has seemed quite right lately. There’s a lot to figure out, and it’s possible that singing through it all might help.
“Arlington captured my heart with its authentic, raw fragility, dark humor, and intimate revelations,” stated Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco, “I immediately asked Polly and Victor if they’d consider making Arlington a part of our season. A rich conversation ensued and they were intrigued about further ways to develop the piece and excited for the chance to continue their fertile collaboration here at Magic.”
The cast features Analisa Leaming* as Sara Jane and Jeff Pew* as Jerry. The play is directed by Jackson Gay.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go online to http://www.magictheatre.org
or call the box office at 415-441-8822. Magic Theatre is located at Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D, 3rd Floor in San Francisco. Tickets $20-$60.
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