TMC Partners in association with Victory Gardens Theater Present:
THE MAGIC CABARET
Magic, Mystery & Mischief at the Historic Biograph Theater
In the Golden Age of Magic, during the late nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries, many great magicians lived and worked in Chicago,
playing to packed houses at theaters throughout the city. At the same
time, a style of performance known as "parlor magic" was enjoying great
popularity. Parlor magic provided a unique opportunity: a chance for
people to experience the wonders of the magician's art in a more
intimate setting -- a setting in which the audience could become a part
of the performance! The Magic Cabaret brings back the parlor magic
tradition. On Tuesday nights, audiences will gather in a sixty-seat
space on the second floor of the Biograph Theater, where they will be
enchanted by some of the finest magicians in the Windy City!
P.T. Murphy has deep roots in Chicago theatre, having worked with many
of the city's finest companies, including Shattered Globe Theatre,
Northlight Theatre and Irish Repertory. He studied theatre at Columbia
College, learned theatrical improvisation from Del Close and Charna
Halpern at Improv Olympic, and was an instructor at the Actors Center.
In his secret identity, P.T. has produced major trade shows throughout
North America. As a magician, P.T. could often be seen amazing
customers in Chicago's oldest magic shop.
David Parr is an actor, author and magician who has written two
acclaimed books about the art of magic. His thought-provoking writings
have been featured in publications in the U.S., Germany, France,
Australia and Sweden. David is currently a columnist for Magic
magazine, one of the world's top magic journals. Around Halloween,
David can be found haunting atmospheric locations with his original
show Haunting History, a magical tour of the shadowy territory where
history meets myth and folklore.
THE MAGIC CABARET
Special Engagement, Six Weeks Only!
Tuesdays, June 5 July 10, 8:00pm
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, Second Floor
2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL.
Tickets $20, Students and Seniors $15.
No one under age thirteen is admitted.
Seating is limited, so call the Victory Gardens Box Office at
or order tickets online at www.magic-cabaret.com
The Biograph Theater is located in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park
neighborhood, one block north of Fullerton on Lincoln Avenue, a short
walk from the Fullerton stop on the EL's Red, Brown and Purple lines.
Valet parking is available one hour before curtain. Discounted parking
rates are available at nearby parking facilities by providing a Victory
Gardens ticket stub. For more information, visit www.victorygardens.org