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Best Coup de Theater 

Magic Theatre

Since its production of The Lily's Revenge in 2011, the Magic Theatre has reigned supreme as the biggest local theater company willing to tear down not just its fourth wall, but all its walls. In November, with its 24-hour Birthday Bash for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Magic homeboy Sam Shepard, the company went biblical: blowing the walls down with trumpets. The company performed a collage of snippets from Shepard's texts, which concluded with the bacchanalian entrance of San Francisco's own scantily clad Extra Action Marching Band, both a joyous paean and an apt harkening to the playwright's roots in New York's avant-garde Open Theater.

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