Nothing says you’re at The Catastrophic Theatre like an evening of creativity bordering on absolute insanity, which is exactly what It Is Magic is. Too full of wit and intent to be mistaken for total lunacy, but so clever and unexpected that you might think Maher wrote this – just like The Strangerer, The Hunchback Variations, etc. – on a dare. But oh my God it works.
It’s a theater production about a theater production – well, two actually. It depicts auditions for a production of The Three Little Pigs taking place while a production of Shakespeare's Macbeth is under way in the same theater. Complications ensue. The play draws on long history and lore surrounding productions of Macbeth, as well as other trappings of the theater world that those deeply involved in it will find familiar.