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Magic Time: Early Off-Off Broadway
Featuring three one-act plays
from Caffe Cino preseented in March 2011 by Black Sheep Theatre, Rochester NY

Black Sheep Theatre Presents

Magic Time

Early Off-Off Broadway

Featuring three one-act plays
from Caffe Cino

Directed by David Byrne

Presented in March 2011

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The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year by John Guare

Plot synopsis: He and She first meet when She is feeding pigeons in the park, and He asks her for the plastic favor at the bottom of the Crackerjack box. He tells her that his wife takes all his money, bends the coins in her teeth, and shoots at his feet with a rifle with a blue silencer. She doesn't know what to make of him, but they begin to meet regularly, and gradually more of his story comes out..

Cast list (in order of appearance)

He Joe Fox - Boyd
She Katharine Sanford

 

War by Jean-Claude van Itallie

Plot synopsis: Two actors, one young, one old, and a bizarre lady, engage in a series of fantasy-like improvisations, articulating the relentless war that humankind is doomed to wage against harsh reality and the inexorable passage of time.

Cast list (in order of appearance)

Elder Actor David Byrne
Younger Actor Jamie Burrows
Lady Mary Reynolds

 

This Is the Rill Speaking by Lanford Wilson

Plot synopsis: A Play for Voices, This Is the Rill Speaking is a poetic, mosaic-style evocation of small-town life told through multiple voices which shift and blend from identity to identity. A slice-of-life of Americana, loosely based on the playwright’s childhood growing up in the rural Midwest.

Cast list (in order of appearance)

Mother / Peggy Beth Ann Floro
Willy / Ellis / Earl Joe Fox - Boyd
Judy / Martha Katharine Sanford
Keith / Ted / Tom / 2nd Farmer Marty Hogan
Allison / Maybelle Robinson Mary Reynolds
Manny / Walt Robinson / Father / 1st Farmer Stu Silver

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