I saw the most magnificent show last night called The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets. It is a musical fable created by Tom Waits (music and lyrics), William Burroughs (text) and Robert Wilson (director extraordinaire). The result is the most surreal, magical theater experience I have ever witnessed.
My friend Matt McGrath (pictured on the far left) plays the lead (Wilhelm) so I was invited to go with my dear ones (pictured above) on opening night. It was such a thrill! As I waited outside, Tracy Chapman walked in, then Winona Ryder, and then we sat down next to Sean Penn… My starstruckometer was going crazy.
The show was unbelievably rich with humor, mystery and brilliant acting and storytelling. Matt is a genius on the stage. If you live in the Bay Area, you MUST go see it. Oh, and I didn’t mention that Marianne Faithfull plays the devil. How can you miss this?!