Magic Circle Players 2019-2020 Season
[October 2019 | San Juan Silver Stage]
Music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding—one where her father gives her away. But her independent mom Donna refuses to talk about the past. Taking matters into her own hands, Sophie sneaks a peek in her mom’s old diary, discovering three possible dads. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. Opened. September 6th.
By local playwright, M.A. Smith. Tucker, a wealthy rancher in his 70s, lost his wife 20 years ago, but relies on her guidance as he struggles with his relationship with his three daughters. A touching and thought-provoking story about loss of culture and lifestyle, and about the implications of living longer, whether we want to or not. Opens November 8th.
Farce of Nature
In this deliciously funny romp, one outrageous day at the Reel ’Em Inn Fishing Lodge exposes lies, disguises, cross-dressing, and door slamming. Yet by the delightfully chaotic climax, love blossoms, truths are revealed, and the lives of all–family, guests, and even a few gangsters—change in incredible and surprising ways. This side-splitting comedy is guaranteed to reel you in–“hook, line and sinker.” Opens January 10th.
The Sunshine Boys
By Neil Simon. Al Lewis and Willie Clark were a top-billed vaudevillian team for over forty years, but they can’t stand each other and haven’t spoken for twelve years. Yet when a lucrative offer for a television special comes up, the two grudgingly reunite, bringing a flood of memories, miseries, and laughs. Can two, crotchety, old comedians put aside their differences for this final gig? A splendid and rather touching slice of the show biz life. Opens March 6th.
Fiddler on the Roof
Tevye has raised five daughters, with his formidable wife, Golde. One by one, the three oldest daughters resist tradition by marrying the men they choose rather than those selected by a matchmaker. As each one’s choice moves them further away from the customs of their faith and heritage, the Tsar’s increasing persecution of Russian Jews leads to the violent disruption of the villagers’ lives. This award winning, timeless tale is woven together with a stunning, unforgettable score. Opens May 8th.