The magician and raconteur Christian Cagigal returns to the Tenderloin Museum to share a freshly unearthed set of bizarre tales about San Francisco’s fantastic and forgotten past. A charismatic performer, Cagigal channels an old-fashioned showmanship to transport audiences into the uncanny dimension of his stranger-than-fiction characters and lost lore.
At this third edition of the Spooky, Strange, and Magical History of San Fancisco, attendees will be regaled with stories of Charles Carter, the famous Vaudeville magician whose show stopped traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as Gertrude Atherton, the feminist novelist whose husband returned from sea dead in a barrel of rum. Add to that a haunting at the nearby Curran Theatre and a few cemeteries full of exhumed corpses, and one is guaranteed a dazzling evening of storytelling.
Cagigal’s previous story hours at the Museum were immensely popular amongst both history buffs and acolytes of the obscure. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the underbelly of Bay Area history with a most charming, dramatic guide. Join us on Tuesday, April 10th for a reading at 7pm.
About Christian Cagigal:
Christian Cagigal has been performing his trademark blend of theatre, storytelling, and magic as an Artist in Residence at EXIT Theatre since 2006. He's a regular speaker at Odd Salon as well as a regular performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. 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.
Christian has consulted for A.C.T.'s MFA program, Shotgun Players, Crowded Fire Theatre Company, Marin Shakespeare Company, EXIT Theatre, Wilderness, and Tilted Frame. He's the Co-Founder of the new Fog City Magic Fest (EXIT Theatre January 2018), and the new owner of the San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour, 19 year tradition in the City by the Bay.