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The highly acclaimed Magic Theatre, which celebrated its 40th season in 2006, is a major West Coast company dedicated to presenting new plays; over the years it has nurtured the talents of such luminaries as Sam Shepard and David Mamet. Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Buried Child had its premiere here, as did Mamet's Dr. Faustus. The season usually runs from October through June; performances are held Tuesday through Sunday. A perk for anyone who's been in previous years: In 2005 and 2006 they redecorated the lobby and added new seats in one of the theaters.