(5 MEN, 3 WOMEN)
MAGIC TIME is the perfect play for a young ensemble of actors who can handle contemporary comedy and Shakespeare. Inspired by the early days of the Steppenwolf Theatre, MAGIC TIME shows a troupe of actors in a makeshift dressing room fueled by dedication and youthful enthusiasm. Their backstage relationships cleverly mirror the onstage ones as they prepare to give a performance of Hamlet.
"There is an artful innocence in MAGIC TIME. It is also delightful."
- N.Y. Times
"A captivating backstage comedy. It is entirely winning."
- N.Y. Daily News
"Both MAGIC TIME and THE DRESSER deal with Shakespearean actors, the tension before a performance and the almost unreasonable passion the theater evokes in its players."
- The News World