Magic Theatre (Sean San José, Artistic Director and Kevin Nelson, Managing Director) has announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Miranda Rose Hall’s THE KIND ONES.
Directed by Lisa Peterson, THE KIND ONES will perform from February 2 – 20, 2022* at Magic Theatre’s Fort Mason location (Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94123). The press opening will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets range from $20 – $70 and are on sale now at MagicTheatre.org. Tickets are also available as part of a 2022 Season Pass (still available for a limited time).
From Artistic Director Sean San José:
Miranda Rose Hall is a quiet clarion writer, a maverick wrapped in graciousness. Her writing reveals a world, community, and beings seldom seen on our stages, that will penetrate the walls of misunderstanding, unknown, and downright hatred – and will rightfully show life, love, humor, and heart in a way we will see as at the tip of the spear, in knowing the fullness of our world. I know this sounds like a declaration- and it is. Miranda’s writing is just that potent, direct while remaining delicate. She writes of a people that touches on the historical trauma, while revealing folx in the present with a fullness of honesty. It takes sitting with her characters intimately in the same space to allow your sense of understanding to expand- and then to be easily moved. It certainly happened for me when I experienced the recent production of her “Plot Points In Our Sexual Development,” directed by Leigh Rondon Davis at New Conservatory Theatre Center. Now, you need to experience this one.
Developed previously in Magic’s Virgin Play Series through leadership with Loretta Greco and Sonia Fernandez, THE KIND ONES is another in a list of plays to premiere through the development series.
Miranda Rose Hall just had a play presented at New Conservatory, so the Bay will be getting more of this special writer. In THE KIND ONES, Nellie Dougherty is tired of this shit. A lone Montana farmer’s hopes for anonymity are thwarted when a stranger with a flier arrives on her doorstep. Miranda Rose Hall’s caustically funny world premiere, THE KIND ONES, contemplates the role of community and the heart of good and evil when systems fail. Send in the pigs!
Cultural Currents looks forward to providing readers with an exclusive interview with Miranda Rose Hall in days leading up to the production.