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Cornerstone Theater's Concert Reading of Magic Fruit at Grand Performances

Cornerstone Theater Company Presents

A Concert Reading of MAGIC FRUIT 

Written by Michael John Garcés as the Hunger Bridge Show

Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Grand Performances

WHAT: Cornerstone Theater Company is pleased to announce a special concert reading of Magic Fruit at Grand Performances in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, July 9.     

DETAILS: Cornerstone Theater Company is pleased to present Magic Fruit, written by Michael John Garcés as the Hunger Bridge Show. Magic Fruit will unite previous communities of Cornerstone’s Hunger Cycle for a ninth and final production. Over six years, Cornerstone presented nine world premiere plays that explored the relationship to the most elemental of needs – hunger. The plays looked at food equity, urban and rural farming, food addiction, community gardens and many other issues.  In Magic Fruit, connections are formed to tell a larger story, engaging all communities from the Hunger Cycle project. In this culminating work, community participants grapple with complicated questions of hunger in an apocalyptic and frighteningly familiar Los Angeles.

The Magic Fruit performance at Grand Performances on July 9 will be a special concert reading with the full play set to premiere on November 18, 2017 at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.

WHEN: Sunday, July 9, 2017

Performance: 7 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Performances, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90071 (at California Plaza

TICKETS: Free to all

CONTACT: For tickets and more information visit http://cornerstonetheater.org.


Cornerstone Theater Company has been making new plays with and about communities throughout Los Angeles and beyond for over 30 years. Nationally recognized as a leader in community engaged theater, our plays celebrate many voices as we strive to include people who have not been on stage or even seen theater. Combining the artistry of people with many levels of theatrical experience, we act upon the conviction that artistic expression is civic engagement and that access to a creative forum is essential to the wellness and health of every individual and community. Our plays are staged in theaters, parking lots, factories, schools and subway stations. Each venue is specific to its project and community; audiences pay what they can so our performances are always accessible to all. Visit Cornerstonetheater.org and follow the story on social media @cornerstonetheater on Facebook and Instagram, @cornerstonethtr on Twitter and youtube.com/CornerstoneTheater.


Celebrating its 31st year, Grand Performances’ mission is to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts. Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public… democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more during the summer at the breathtaking California Plaza in the heart of Downtown as well as at other venues throughout the year including the Los Angeles State Historic Park and LAX.

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