SAN FRANCISCO: Christian Cagigal's new show "Now and at the Hour"

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Postby ChristianCagigal » 07/08/09 05:07 PM

We have 5 more weekends left of our new show "Now and at the Hour". This show first premiered in New York this past Winter as part of the 2009 FRIGID Festival.

The show has come home to San Francisco now, it's a small theatre show but audience and critics' responses have been amazing.

Here are some reviews

SF Weekly Review

EDGE SF Review

NYTheatre.com Review


SF Bay Guardian Weekly Pick Write Up (scroll down a bit...there's a random ad in the middle of the it.)

We've also received Top Picks in the
SF Examiner
and
SF Chronicle Datebook Sunday Pink Section


If you're in the SF Bay Area or are planning a visit please come check out show. For more information like dates, times and tickets please go to The EXIT Theatre Website and click on "Now and at the Hour".

Best to you,
Christian Cagigal
Magician/Actor
Artist in Residence at EXIT Theatre SF
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Postby ChristianCagigal » 07/17/09 03:02 AM

We received another fantastic review today!
http://www.sfstation.com/now-and-at-the-hour-a19221
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Postby ChristianCagigal » 07/22/09 06:51 PM

From the SF Bay Guardian!


http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id= ... tid=85&l=1


Now and at the Hour EXIT Stage Left, 156 Eddy; 931-1094, http://www.theexit.org. $15-25. Fri-Sat, 8pm. Through Aug 15. Writer-performer Christian Cagigal has been studiously developing one or another version of a one-man show at the Exit Theatre around his serious chops as a magician. The shows are popular and long running in good part because Cagigal is a strong showman whose feats of "mind reading" are impressively perplexing. Now and at the Hour, his current and latest, is also his most successful attempt yet at blending consistently dumbfounding displays of prestidigitation and a dramatic narrative with a power of its own. Rushing onstage lugging two large suitcaseswhose odd antique contents, swiftly unpacked and arranged by the performer, include an hourglass, a metronome, and a wooden view masterCagigal launches into a fitful, melancholic rumination on time, memory, and the eternal return, grounded in his description of growing up with his father, a Spanish-born mentally disabled Vietnam vet, and his childhood retreat into imagination and solitary pursuit of the magician's craft. The story carries inherent forcein fact Cagigal the actor can push its emotional content unnecessarily hardand provides an intriguing context and theme for the mischievous, truly wowing bits of audience-inducting magic he has concocted. The slightly bumpy transitions around these feats still present a dramatic challenge, but Cagigal is rapidly honing in on that magic moment when two distinct shows become an integrated whole. (Avila)
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Postby ChristianCagigal » 07/23/09 06:56 PM

Now and at the Hour on Comcast TV's Inside City Limits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAx9DhoQszY
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Postby ChristianCagigal » 08/04/09 06:27 PM

Beautiful photo's taken by Nora Larson for the big Bay Area online Arts and Entertainment guide: SFStation

http://photos.sfstation.com/gallery/915 ... 0861_7cwBB
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Postby ChristianCagigal » 08/05/09 06:26 PM

Here's a trailer for the show!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwwnzLyAtL0

We have two weekends left and tickets are selling fast. But, we are playing SF again in 2010 and then hopefully a tour to other US Cities!!!

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Postby Dick Christian » 08/06/09 02:30 PM

Sounds like a great show. Another "must see" for anyone in or visiting San Francisco is Jim Fassbinder's wonderful ghost tour. A two hour walking tour departing nightly from an old Victorian era hotel in the historic district. Unfortunately I don't remember its name or address, but brochures with all the information about the tour can be found in any of the hotels or tourist spots.
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Postby ChristianCagigal » 08/12/09 04:04 PM

Thanks!
It's called the San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour.
Jim is a good friend of mine. I had the honor of helping him create the tour!

Here's the link!
http://sfghosthunt.com/
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