Highly Recommended
– CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Oct 21 - Nov 20, 2016 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 2 hours and 15 minutes including one intermission

World-class magic and a deeply human story of loss and love come together to create one astonishing theatrical experience.

Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, his offstage life may be as fragile as a house of cards. When a rising young magician must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him, his performance begins to unravel. Overcome with heartbreak, he must accept that the inherent tricks and deceptions he uses to dazzle his audience are the very things that drove his lover away. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider stars in a mind-blowing spectacle that combines the allure of a live magic show with the poignant punch of Chicago theater.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

A world premiere co-commission with Roundabout Theatre Company

 

 

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Artists

By ANDREW HINDERAKER, Directed by HALENA KAYS

Cast

BRETT SCHNEIDER - Magician
FRANCIS GUINAN - Father
SEAN PARRIS - Diver

Creative Team and Crew

LIZZIE BRACKEN - Scenic Design
ALISON SIPLE - Costume Design
MAGGIE FULLILOVE-NUGENT - Lighting Design
CHRISTOPHER KRIZ - Sound Design
JOHN BOESCHE - Projection Design
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
ERICA SARTINI-COMBS - Casting
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Production Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • "An inspired collaboration between playwright and performer"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "Exquisitely written and played"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "Highly distinctive and intriguing"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Will have you at the edge of your seat"

    - Daily Herald

  • "Addresses provocative issues and resonate[s] emotionally"

    - Daily Herald

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