The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets
NOV 9–JAN 21
Opening Night: FRI, NOV 17
Directed by Mark Jackson, musical direction by David Möschler, 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 WiensGET TICKETS
The Black Rider is 1 hour 50 minutes long with no intermission, and contains strobe effects, live and recorded gunshots, and some disturbing imagery.
Rotimi Agbabiaka* Pegleg
El Beh Robert / Georg Schmid
Elizabeth Carter* Anne
Kevin Clarke* Old Uncle / Devil
Steven Hess Bertram / Old & Young Kuno
Grace Ng Wilhelm
Noelle Viñas Kätchen
Christine Crook, Costume Designer
Jessica Gallegos, Costume Design Assistant
Anton Hedman, Live Sound Technical Director
Mark Jackson, Director
Nikita Kadam,* Stage Manager
Heather Kelly-Laws, Production Assistant
Devon LaBelle, Props Designer
Dave Möschler, Music Director
Sean Riley, Set Designer
Matt Stines, Sound Designer
Allen Willner, Lighting Designer
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association
DeYoe Wealth Management
Nina & Claude Gruen
Pepi Ross & Jason Marks
2017 Season Sponsors
Peet's Coffee & Tea
Carol Amyx & Donald Kaufman
Black Rider is generously supported by grants from The Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and The Bernard Osher Foundation.
Reviews from Critics
"An off-beat, glorious marvel... the superb cast challenges our human willingness to sacrifice goodness to satisfy desire"
Reviews from the Seats
"Sublime acting and music"
"A new look at temptation, wrong choices and their repercussions"
"Excellent... heartfelt... powerful"