by Jonathan Pendragon
One hour and fifteen minutes of card tricks. That's a quick and simple perspective which is as in depth as naming any play at any length and replacing "card tricks" with "saying lines." The real question, is there depth beyond the ticks, there is. There is structure and there is relationship, in theater we call that drama. Helder is a charming and humorous fellow, Derek is something of mystery. The strength of the production is their ability to craft each piece into a powerful effect that leaves the audience astonished. If you are there only to see skill of dexterity, you will get what you came for, but you will miss the their real skill which is the narrative of mystery: the tale. One of the best tales comes early in the show with a folded card under a glass. My one regret is I wish there was more self-proclamation, personal discovery, but then I do enough of that for the rest of the art combined. Anyway, this is a highly entertaining show by two masters of the art that I recommend without reservation. Bravo!