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Ricardo Pitts Wiley
Mixed Magic Theatre
For more than three decades, until her death in 1972, Mahalia Jackson’s powerful contralto voice raised the spirits of even nonbelievers through her inspiring gospel singing. In an original production, Mixed Magic Theatre is reminding us about her legacy
Mixed Magic’s When Mahalia Sings
| April 09, 2010
Mixed and mismatched
Oh those Elizabethans, those cutups, those bawdy scamps. If we had only William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors to go by, we'd wonder how the Brits ever built an empire between all the misidentifications and panicked confusions.
Errors are still comical in the bucket
| August 21, 2009
Mixed Magic's When Fate Comes Knocking
It's been said before and it'll be said again: the election of Barack Obama casts a new light on the Civil Rights Movement. Or, in Ricardo Pitts-Wiley's words, "We get to tell the story in a different way."
| February 10, 2009
The songs are woven through a myth-like tale, set in a post-apocalyptic America, when the population is centered within 60 square miles and a corporate gang of the Mighty Four has taken over.
Mixed Magic’s latest Spirit Warrior
| February 27, 2008
Whether a reader of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick skims through that chapter on cytology or is faithful to every word of the novel, he or she can never forget Captain Ahab’s search for the Great White Whale.
Mixed Magic modernizes Melville
| May 01, 2007
Watching a production of any classic almost always opens your eyes or your ears to something you hadn’t noticed before.
Mixed Magic’s take on Williams’s Cat
| April 04, 2007
According to legend, Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
American Repertory Theatre’s Britannicus, Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s The Winter’s Tale
| January 30, 2007
Seeking the truth
It’s from the perspective of a man, but The Well of Woman makes a brave attempt at honoring and, to some extent, understanding what women go through, especially if they are African-American.
Mixed Magic’s The Well of Woman
| October 24, 2006
Waiting for Bessie Smith, written and directed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, is a generous as well as enjoyable performance.
Mixed Media channels Ms. Smith
| April 05, 2006
A rewarding ride
Comfortable lives aren’t the usual stuff of theater.
Mixed Magic’s Driving Miss Daisy
| March 01, 2006
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