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The Magik Theatre presents their inaugural playwright showcase of new work. Last summer, The Magik Theatre sent out a call for playwrights interested in creating new plays from great children's books. The applications came in and five writers were chosen to participate in a nine-month developmental workshop with Magik's Artistic Director Frances Limoncelli. They dubbed themselves the Magikal Playwrights. This inaugural workshop has resulted in five new plays ready to be shared with the community and with children's theatres across the country.

The evening will feature:

  • Aili Katherman: Thunder Cake - A young girl deals with fear and anxiety as she moves from summer at her father’s house to a new school year at her Babushka’s. An approaching thunderstorm gives Babushka the opportunity to help her granddaughter learn skills to manage anxieties. With evocative music by Darrin Newhart and Aili Katherman, this musical will enchant all generations of your family.
  • Sheila Rinear: The Princess and the Peanut Allergy - Nothing is going to stop Regina from having the peanuttiest "princess dream birthday cake” ever until her new best friend, Paula who has peanut allergies, informs her that she won’t be able to attend Regina’s party. The relationship goes from smooth to crunchy when Regina sticks to her resolve to have her dream cake. This prompts Paula to tell Regina that she doesn’t know how to be a friend. In the Princess and the Peanut Allergy, a group of endearing 3rd graders learns that everybody has got some kind of challenge to face. Infused with fun, dancing, singing and lots of heart, this 50-minute musical whirls with fun and growing pains that children of every age can relate to and enjoy.
  • Jeremy Schaefer: The Aesop Day Parade - The fabled city of Aesop is about to turn 100 years old and Mayor Hare proposes a parade. While the citizens are eager to celebrate, their enthusiasm is tempered by disagreements and dissatisfaction. Worried that that strife might sour the celebration, Mayor Hare hurries to think up quick fixes for everyone’s problems. When these hasty plans don’t help, the librarian, Señora Tortuga, offers some insights from six of Aesop’s Fables. The morals of these stories, it turns out, are just as impactful today as they were long ago.
  • Rick Stemm: Coyote Ends the World - An adaptation of Native American and world myths, Coyote Ends the World recasts the old trickster god Coyote as his young apprentice, who must travel the multiverse as she learns to accept her role and fix her mistakes in this comedy adventure. Intended for teen audiences.
  • Catherine Stier: If I Were President - As 11-year-old Abby leads a group of neighbor kids on Election Night in a lively and magical exploration of what it would be like to be President of the United States – from living in a stately mansion with a bowling alley to helping people in a town devastated by a disaster – her leadership skills emerge and the adventure kindles her own aspirations to someday hold the highest office in the land.

The Magik Theatre presents their inaugural playwright showcase of new work. Last summer, The Magik Theatre sent out a call for playwrights interested in creating new plays from great children's books. The applications came in and five writers were chosen to participate in a nine-month developmental workshop with Magik's Artistic Director Frances Limoncelli. They dubbed themselves the Magikal Playwrights. This inaugural workshop has resulted in five new plays ready to be shared with the community and with children's theatres across the country.

The evening will feature:

  • Aili Katherman: Thunder Cake - A young girl deals with fear and anxiety as she moves from summer at her father’s house to a new school year at her Babushka’s. An approaching thunderstorm gives Babushka the opportunity to help her granddaughter learn skills to manage anxieties. With evocative music by Darrin Newhart and Aili Katherman, this musical will enchant all generations of your family.
  • Sheila Rinear: The Princess and the Peanut Allergy - Nothing is going to stop Regina from having the peanuttiest "princess dream birthday cake” ever until her new best friend, Paula who has peanut allergies, informs her that she won’t be able to attend Regina’s party. The relationship goes from smooth to crunchy when Regina sticks to her resolve to have her dream cake. This prompts Paula to tell Regina that she doesn’t know how to be a friend. In the Princess and the Peanut Allergy, a group of endearing 3rd graders learns that everybody has got some kind of challenge to face. Infused with fun, dancing, singing and lots of heart, this 50-minute musical whirls with fun and growing pains that children of every age can relate to and enjoy.
  • Jeremy Schaefer: The Aesop Day Parade - The fabled city of Aesop is about to turn 100 years old and Mayor Hare proposes a parade. While the citizens are eager to celebrate, their enthusiasm is tempered by disagreements and dissatisfaction. Worried that that strife might sour the celebration, Mayor Hare hurries to think up quick fixes for everyone’s problems. When these hasty plans don’t help, the librarian, Señora Tortuga, offers some insights from six of Aesop’s Fables. The morals of these stories, it turns out, are just as impactful today as they were long ago.
  • Rick Stemm: Coyote Ends the World - An adaptation of Native American and world myths, Coyote Ends the World recasts the old trickster god Coyote as his young apprentice, who must travel the multiverse as she learns to accept her role and fix her mistakes in this comedy adventure. Intended for teen audiences.
  • Catherine Stier: If I Were President - As 11-year-old Abby leads a group of neighbor kids on Election Night in a lively and magical exploration of what it would be like to be President of the United States – from living in a stately mansion with a bowling alley to helping people in a town devastated by a disaster – her leadership skills emerge and the adventure kindles her own aspirations to someday hold the highest office in the land.

The Magik Theatre presents their inaugural playwright showcase of new work. Last summer, The Magik Theatre sent out a call for playwrights interested in creating new plays from great children's books. The applications came in and five writers were chosen to participate in a nine-month developmental workshop with Magik's Artistic Director Frances Limoncelli. They dubbed themselves the Magikal Playwrights. This inaugural workshop has resulted in five new plays ready to be shared with the community and with children's theatres across the country.

The evening will feature:

  • Aili Katherman: Thunder Cake - A young girl deals with fear and anxiety as she moves from summer at her father’s house to a new school year at her Babushka’s. An approaching thunderstorm gives Babushka the opportunity to help her granddaughter learn skills to manage anxieties. With evocative music by Darrin Newhart and Aili Katherman, this musical will enchant all generations of your family.
  • Sheila Rinear: The Princess and the Peanut Allergy - Nothing is going to stop Regina from having the peanuttiest "princess dream birthday cake” ever until her new best friend, Paula who has peanut allergies, informs her that she won’t be able to attend Regina’s party. The relationship goes from smooth to crunchy when Regina sticks to her resolve to have her dream cake. This prompts Paula to tell Regina that she doesn’t know how to be a friend. In the Princess and the Peanut Allergy, a group of endearing 3rd graders learns that everybody has got some kind of challenge to face. Infused with fun, dancing, singing and lots of heart, this 50-minute musical whirls with fun and growing pains that children of every age can relate to and enjoy.
  • Jeremy Schaefer: The Aesop Day Parade - The fabled city of Aesop is about to turn 100 years old and Mayor Hare proposes a parade. While the citizens are eager to celebrate, their enthusiasm is tempered by disagreements and dissatisfaction. Worried that that strife might sour the celebration, Mayor Hare hurries to think up quick fixes for everyone’s problems. When these hasty plans don’t help, the librarian, Señora Tortuga, offers some insights from six of Aesop’s Fables. The morals of these stories, it turns out, are just as impactful today as they were long ago.
  • Rick Stemm: Coyote Ends the World - An adaptation of Native American and world myths, Coyote Ends the World recasts the old trickster god Coyote as his young apprentice, who must travel the multiverse as she learns to accept her role and fix her mistakes in this comedy adventure. Intended for teen audiences.
  • Catherine Stier: If I Were President - As 11-year-old Abby leads a group of neighbor kids on Election Night in a lively and magical exploration of what it would be like to be President of the United States – from living in a stately mansion with a bowling alley to helping people in a town devastated by a disaster – her leadership skills emerge and the adventure kindles her own aspirations to someday hold the highest office in the land.

WHEN

WHERE

The Magik Theatre
420 S. Alamo St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
http://www.magiktheatre.org/

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