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September 17, 2021 to October 02, 2021
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
HCC Performing Arts Ybor City, 1411 East 11th Avenue,, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, 33605

About This Event

A queer love story told by an amateur magician. Her energetic act attempts the impossible – to rescue her girlfriend. #opentheplay\ \ OPEN is a magic act that reveals itself to be a resurrection. A woman called the Magician presents a myriad of tricks for our entertainment, yet her performance seems to be attempting the impossible—to save the life of her partner, Jenny. But is our faith in her illusions enough to rewrite the past? The clock is ticking, the show must go on, and, as impossible as it may seem, this Magician’s act may be our last hope against a world filled with intolerance and hate.\ \ “Critic’s pick! …Kristen, the narrator and sole character of [OPEN], executes magic tricks because she is the one who needs to believe. The miracle this lovely show pulls out is that by the end, she does—and so do we.” —NY Times.“This play is music. It is that song you love. You know that song when every note of it is perfect, every instrument chosen is the correct choice, and the voice of the singer is the kind that lifts you to another realm. It is a poem, a love letter to us, crafted by an artist. …[Crystal Skillman] has the words for us when we do not, and she is indeed a skilled craftsman, a healer. …She mixes the world of magic with the world of the living, all with precision and grace.” —FrontRowCenter.com “Crystal Skillman’s script provides a perfect playground for designers to be imaginative. Instead of realism, audiences are given fantasy through which reality can be seen more clearly. …OPEN is a lovely one-woman show about the intimate metaphors magic provides us for interpreting our loves, our lives, and ourselves.” —MinnesotaPlaylist.com
Now Open Daily: 7 a.m-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2p.m. & 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Call To Reserve: (727) 954-2140
 
Hours
  • Monday - 9 am - 11 pm
  • Tuesday - 9 am - 11 pm
  • Wednesday - 9 am - 11 pm
  • Thursday - 9 am - 11 pm
  • Friday - 9 am - 12 am
  • Saturday - 9 am - 12 am
  • Sunday - 10 am - 10 pm
Due to COVID-19 our restaurant is openonly for take-away Orders. Reserve