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Number 76 by Marc Chagall.

The Big Magic

Brendan Murray, playwright


52 pgs. 7 either (originally performed with 4 actors)

Originally produced by Polka Theatre, UK, in 2002

Run Time: 75 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 8+


Inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall, The Big Magic is about when the world stops turning, and the desperate, dangerous search to find what will make it start again: the Big Magic that makes the world go round. This sometimes funny, sometimes scary story of Bombo’s quest explores the relationship between fear and selfishness.

“An exquisitely surreal experience.” –Time Out

“If proof were needed of what a jewel Polka Theatre is then it can be found in Brendan Murray’s
The Big Magic.” –The Stage, UK

“Asks big questions that apply to a child’s everyday life and the future of the world.” –
Reviews Gate, UK

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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