Julia McNeal

Julia McNeal is excellent in the first play of Magic Theatre’s premiere “The Eva Trilogy.” (Courtesy Jennifer Reiley)

Solo performance illuminates Magic’s ‘Eva Trilogy’

“Eden,” the beautiful, poetic first play in Barbara Hammond’s “The Eva Trilogy,”…


Julia McNeal and Caleb Cabrera appear in “The Events.” (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)

Shotgun Players’ ‘Events’ a story of immediacy

Claire, a priest and community choir leader, believes she has lost her…


Katharine Chin, left, and Jessi Campbell appear in Magic Theatre’s engaging production of “Fred’s Diner.“ (Courtesy Jennifer Reiley)

Denizens of ‘Fred’s Diner’ are wonderfully human

In “Fred’s Diner,” each of the three women working long hours in…