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Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets, November 9–December 31

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Black Rider

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Music and lyrics by Tom Waits

Text by William S. Burroughs

Original direction by Robert Wilson

Original musical arrangements by Greg Cohen and Tom Waits

Dramaturgy by Wolfgang Wiens


Wilhelm, a lowly clerk, and Käthchen, the daughter of a well to do forester, wish to get married. But Wilhelm must first demonstrate the brawny skills of a huntsman for Käthchen's father to approve. What to do? Along comes Pegleg with an offer Wilhelm cannot resist. Director Mark Jackson comments: “The Black Rider is a fairytale for adults about how fear and self-doubt can lead us to sell out our integrity for a shortcut to our hopes and dreams.”


DeYoe Wealth Management
Nina & Claude Gruen
Pepi Ross & Jason Marks


Peet's Coffee & Tea
Carol Amyx & Donald Kaufman
Kitty Bosher
Guy Tiphane

Black Rider is generously supported by grants from The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation  and The Bernard Osher Foundation. 


The Black Rider is 1 hour 45 minutes long with no intermission, and contains strobe effects, live and recorded gunshots, and some disturbing imagery.

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