Naomi Iizuka

Magic Theatre to stage World Premiere of “Garuda’s Wing”

The Magic Theatre will soon stage the world premiere of  Garuda’s Wing by Naomi Iizuka.

This new play is directed by herald Bay Area theatre artist Margo Hall.

Garuda’s Wing will perform from June 05 – June 23, 2024 at the Magic Theatre’s Fort Mason location (Fort Mason, 2 Marina Boulevard, Building D, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94123).

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Garuda’s Wing investigates the effects of colonialism and the reclaiming of cultural and personal  identity across generations. Directed by Margo Hall, this is a complex and crafted ensemble drama about claiming home, family devotion, and the loss of lineage through colonialism’s many effects. The story opens in the jungles of Borneo, where an American paleontologist and American  photojournalist war correspondent meet. Their conversation juxtaposes intimate themes about personal history and bloodlines with macro themes of globalism, loss, and tragedy. The play then follows, panel like, in four connected pieces, that play out on the same exact ground over decades, as we discover memories, ghosts, loss in the jungle terrain that gets stripped to nothing. This mysterious ghost play is fueled by quests and questions of personal journeys and losses, while simultaneously questioning how we devalue and destroy this earth and its ecology.