June 12, 2012
That Old Black Magic
Jacquetta Szathmari Debuts One-Woman Show “That Old Black Magic”
at 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival
Historically Aware and Politically Incorrect Comedy of 1950s Almost Segregated Las Vegas
HOLLYWOOD, June 10, 2012 – Critically acclaimed comedian and playwright Jacquetta Szathmari debuts her one-woman show “That Old Black Magic” at the Open Fist Theatre Company in Los Angeles from June 15 to June 24 during the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Written and performed by the New York-based comic, the performance will feature Szathmari in two roles: the hapless illusionist The Amazing Daisy, and awkward burlesquer Sweet Bojanski Brown, two equally untalented African-American women struggling to become rising stars at the Moulin Rouge, Las Vegas’ first integrated casino.
Set in 1955, That Old Black Magic is a story of two heroines who develop a deep bond over their similar and seemingly impossible dreams. Brown performs for the audience with the grace of a wounded elephant, and Daisy ...