On Thursday, August 9 at 7 pm, Midwest Magic is proud to present ANOTHER Chicagoland exclusive:
Paul Cummins--Do You Do FASDIU? Tour FASDIU is an acronym for "...from a shuffled deck in
use..." and is the basis for my current lecture. All the card routines performed and taught in the lecture may be done with any deck of cards handed to you by anyone, anytime. There are no complicated set-ups or
pre-arrangements, and, with the exception of one
routine, there are no gaffs involved. In fact, in the one routine that does use gaffs you may start and end with a clean borrowed deck and the gaffs are introduced openly, and without sleights. In fact, the routine is built so that your audience may inspect the
principle cards! The routines in the lecture range in skill level from
nearly self-working to some that are rather
challenging. Also included in the lecture, and in the lecture notes, are some coin routines. I use all of these routines professionally - many of them have been in my repertoire for over 20 years while doing bar
magic, strolling magic, and table-hopping. I use allof the routines socially too - you don't need a tux, topit, sleeves, pulls or any other apparatus, just the borrowed, shuffled deck!
The format of the lecture is as follows: I will
perform a set of routines, usually about 5 or 6 items.
Then, of course, I explain how the tricks are
performed, including those tips that can only come
from years of having performed the routines in real
life working situations. During the break, I will
stroll through the lecture audience performing a stand
up coin routine that is not acceptably performed while
standing in front of the group. After the break, I'll
perform another set of routines and explain them as
well. The lecture usually takes just over two hours,
sometimes a bit longer. I can shorten it if necessary
for a convention venue in which an hour to an hour and
a half is standard.
This is not a dealer show, in fact since all the
routines (with few exceptions) are performed with any
deck and/or real coins, I do not have tables and
tables full of bagged items to sell. I do have the
lecture notes and a few related items for sale. Every
routine that I perform at the lecture will be fully
explained with no exceptions!
Tickets are $20. Call 847-455-4288 for a reservation.
9706 Franklin Av.
Franklin Park, IL 60131 www.midwestmagic.net