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Announcing The Light and Dark Arts: A Radical Magic Show
Directed by Granada Artist-In-Residence Aaron Gach

“The Light & Dark Arts: A Radical Magic Show” at the University of California, Davis, looks closely at the ways in which secrets are embodied in today’s society, drawing parallels between magic acts and issues such as economic manipulation, political deception, vanishing resources and social transformation.

This student-centric performance by the Department of Theatre and Dance is directed by Aaron Gach, Granada Artist-In-Residence. The production pulls back the curtain and illuminates the most shadowed corners of today’s real-world theatre of conflict.

Gach is a founder of the Center for Tactical Magic, an organization dedicated to the coalescence of art, activism, magic and positive social change, and has taught courses in public art, street media and art and magic at Stanford University, the San Francisco Art Institute and currently the California College of the Arts.

“The Light & Dark Arts: A Radical Magic Show” at the Main Theatre, Wright Hall opens May 28 at 8 p.m. with additional performances May 29 – 30 at 8 p.m., May 31 at 2 p.m, June 4 – 6 at 8 p.m., and June 7 at 2 p.m. 

For more information go to theatredance.ucdavis.edu or call (530) 752-5863. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for student admission for Friday through Sunday performances and $10 for Thursday performances.

Tickets are available by emailing tdtickets@ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-7111 or at Main Theatre, Wright Hall  box office on campus. Tickets will also be available at the door starting one hour before the performance.

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The Light and Dark Arts: A Radical Magic Show
Directed by Granada Artist-In-Residence Aaron Gach

Where can you go and find magic, a live band onstage, prizes, NSA secrets, AND a chance to win $1,000?  

“The Light & Dark Arts: A Radical Magic Show” at the University of California, Davis, will be playing with the age-old theatrical strategies of hiding and revealing, literally teaching our students magic. In looking closely at the ways in which secrets are embodied in today’s society, this performance will draw parallels between magic acts and such issues as economic manipulation, political deception, vanishing resources, and social transformation.

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