Max Maven's "Thinking In Person" Show

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Postby Paul Q » 04/07/08 07:13 PM

Just wondering if anyone has seen Max's new show and if it would be worth seeing. I'm going to be in the LA area in June and am thinking about attending the show.
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Postby David Linsell » 04/07/08 11:52 PM

I can heartily recommend Maxs show. I saw it here in Chicago in late December of last year. It is not strictly speaking pure mentalism, but it is pure Max.

Those who saw earlier versions report that the current production has tightened up and improved as it has evolved.

My only regret is that I did not see it both nights it played, because I would have watched it with somewhat different eyes the second time.

There are chunks of the show on You Tube, but those small sections are taken out of context, and only hint at the shows full power

I would see it again if I had the chance.
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Postby Paul Q » 04/08/08 03:23 PM

thank you sir.
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Postby Gord » 04/09/08 08:10 PM

I saw the show a little over a year ago here in Toronto.
It was an amazing show that I wish I had brought my friends to see. The next time he comes anywhere near here I will be purchasing tickets for them.

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Postby Denis Behr » 04/10/08 03:01 AM

I've seen it twice in Munich about three years ago. It is fantastic and I'll watch it again the next time I get a chance. Don't miss it.

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Postby Michel Andenmatten » 04/10/08 05:03 AM

That is the first I hear of the performances in Munich. I would have loved to see Max Maven live then. Any idea when he will be back to Europe?

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Postby Denis Behr » 04/10/08 08:37 AM

(The performances in Munich were during the annual "Zauberwochen", which always have an international special guest who gives a full evening show for the public. (In the past, performers like Guy Hollingworth, Gary Kurtz, David Williamson, Max Maven, Juan Tamariz, Mike Caveney, John Carney and more have been there.)
Here's the schedule for this year: http://www.unterton.de/showCalendar?month=6&year=2008 )
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Postby Necromancer » 04/11/08 12:11 AM

Max is a magnificent solo performer, and this show is a stunning piece of work.
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Postby Larry Horowitz » 04/11/08 02:26 AM

I have seen the show three times. The last time with my wife and son. I would be more then willing to see it again.
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Postby Naphtalia » 04/11/08 10:57 AM

I took a friend with me to see it in October. We were floored. We are both planning to go back and take others. It's worth paying for a second ticket just to make sure there's someone to discuss it with afterwards.

It's six months later and there are still discussions that center around particular moments that hit home.
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Postby Osman » 07/14/08 06:33 PM

We're trapped in linguistic constructs... all that is is metaphor...
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Postby James Alan » 07/14/08 07:55 PM

I had a fantastic time when he performed in Toronto. Be warned, it's not for everyone. Magicians, be especially warned, while the performance is exceptional, it's not at all what you're expecting.

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Postby Paul Q » 07/15/08 03:31 PM

I saw the show and it was wonderful!

Max is a unique performer and he gets to exercise many of his skills during the two hour show. The knock on this show, from magicians, is that there is not enough magic. I thought there was plenty of mental routines and I thoroughly enjoyed the audience participation, obscure historical references and even the Kabuki theater. Max is a veteran of comedy clubs and there was no derth of laughter during the performance. The ending may cause you to laugh and be slightly pissed at the same time. Classic Max.

This would be an excellent late night show at a magic convention. In fact..... the T.A.O.M. is going to be in Austin in 2010..........Hmmmmm...

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Postby Osman » 07/15/08 06:42 PM

This is a wonderful show! It's full of inspiring stories and anecdotes.

And Max: Your ending with the coin is one of the most brilliant moments I've ever seen.

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