IT IS MAGIC is a sorrowful and hilarious meditation on the deep, ancient evil at the heart of the community theatre audition process, and an investigation into the mysteries of theatre-making itself.
Two sisters, community theatre veterans who’ve never had the chance to contribute artistically, are holding auditions for their adult version of The Three Little Pigs in the theatre basement, while the group’s pretentious artistic director is avoiding opening night of his MACBETH on the MainStage above.
Then a third sister appears, and the magic gets real. Premiering in Chicago in 2019, Third Coast Review called it “…one of those love letters to theatre…delightfully wacky,” while New City Stage said “Any show that juggles loving critics and tearing their throats out is good in my book.”
Suki Peters will direct IT IS MAGIC, and the cast will include Nicole Angeli, Michelle Hand, Joe Hanrahan, Carl Overly and Chrissie Watkins