Skip to Navigation Skip to Content

Obscura: A Magic Show

Christian Cagigal is a dark little conjurer with a thoughtful view on evil and an experiential one-man show threaded with gothic whimsy. “It won’t be the feel-good show of the year,” he says. But if you let down your defenses, Cagigal promises to give you magic.  

He’s also hatching good-natured plots to steal your soul, so be sure to keep that shit close. (I stuffed mine in an empty wine glass and shoved it under the seat. Seemed to work.)

Wrapping his cunning card tricks in modern fairy tales (think: a six foot six devil on Bourbon Street and murderous spouses), Obscura questions the nature of morality. "Evil never thinks of itself as evil," says Cagigal. "Bad is just looking after its own good." And San Francisco loves him for that.

Through August 14 at Exit Cafe, 156 Eddy St. Tickets are $15-25 at (415) 673-3847 or brownpapertickets.com.