Back to All Events

The Spooky, Strange, and Magical History of San Francisco

On Oct 25th, Magician, storyteller, and long time Artist in Residence at EXIT Theatre, Christian Cagigal, will share his favorite stories of San Francisco's fantastic and forgotten past. The Mother of Civil Rights in California who still haunts the six eucalyptus on Octavia Street, the Founder of the Church of Satan that lived in the Outer Richmond, and the world famous magician whose show stopped traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge; come learn about these stranger-than-fiction characters, and more, at THE SPOOKY, STRANGE, AND MAGICAL HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO. Join us for a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience about the most fascinating city in the world.

Christian Cagigal has been performing his trademark blend of theatre, storytelling, and magic as an Artist in Residence at EXIT Theatre, in San Francisco, since 2006, and as an Artist in Residence with Beyond the Mountain, in Montréal, since 2012. He's been named a Finalist for the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Solo Performer, two years in a row; recipient of a Mastermind Award by the SF Weekly; and three time winner of the Best Magician of the Bay Award by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
His shows include, the popular Pandora Experiment, the long-running OBSCURA, the secretive happenings of The Collection, and the critically acclaimed Now and at the Hour which has been seen in New York, Montréal, Chicago, New Orleans, Minneapolis and San Francisco.
Christian has consulted for A.C.T.'s MFA program, Shotgun Players, Crowded Fire Theatre Company, The Traveling Jewish Theatre Company, Marin Shakespeare Company, EXIT Theatre, Wilderness, and Tilted Frame.

He's the Co-Founder of the new Fog City Magic Fest, and the new owner of the San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour, an 18 year tradition in the City by the Bay.