The Magic Parlour: Chicago's Only Weekly Late Night Magic Show
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The last date listed for The Magic Parlour was Friday February 10, 2012 / 10:30pm.
Currently at Chopin Theatre Studio:
- Full Price:
- $10.00 - $25.00
- Our Price:
- COMP - $12.50
One of literature's oldest figures -- the returning solider -- gets a contemporary twist in Ithaka. In this Midwest premiere of the recently commissioned play from Andrea Stolowitz, the soldier in question is both a Marine officer and a woman, Captain Elaine Edwards. Fresh off her latest Afghanistan tour, Edwards has trouble adjusting to life back at home. After a blowup with her husband, she skips town and undertakes an Odyssean journey, battling her monsters and struggling to find a path to her true "home" once more. The Portland-based Stolowitz, winner of the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Antarktikos and the Fowler/Levin Prize for this play, grounds her latest work in interviews with veterans and their families, enhancing the play's realism and its dramatic impact. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from BPRed Velvet
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What a great show!! The magician was brilliant at his craft and I loved the venue. The lower level of the Chopin had a cool, kitschy atmosphere that fit the show perfectly. The combined talent of prestidigitation and comedic wit of the magician made for a wonderful evening. The ending is so bizarre I will not divulge a single detail here. All I can say is that it conjured up visions of the red Hoppity Hop I had as a kid. I highly recommend this show to everyone.
Watkins, a third-generation magician, currently performs his one-man comedy magic show for corporate events and colleges all across the country.
The Magic Parlour contains some of his favorite pieces of magic, alongside some brand new routines in an hour-long show packed with mind-reading, levitations, escapes, and a ridiculous new adaptation of the classic “Card Stab” during which Watkins climbs inside of a fully inflated 7 foot balloon!
The show is hugely interactive, in that guests participate by having their minds read, offering every day objects such as money, rings, or watches to be used as props, and even performing unexpected miracles through out the show.
The downstairs cabaret at The Chopin offers the perfect setting for this slightly timeless, quirky and unique event. With its comfortable seating, intimate stage and off-beat décor, the cabaret is the perfect venue for this style of magic.
“When I was a kid my grandfather was my teacher. This show is a collection of some of the magic we developed together over the years. It’s also sprinkled with tidbits of his magical wisdom and some material he’s never seen, but would have really loved. It’s light, it’s fun, and it’s totally mind-boggling,” says Watkins.