Disappearance on stage.

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Postby Gino » 03/08/08 11:21 AM

I am looking for a method to disappear while doing my stage performance as a finale. Here is the catch, I don't want huge boxes or props, I want the simplest looking things to create the disappearance, like 2 chairs and a board across with a sheet..I stand on the board toss the sheet in the air and when it falls I am gone....something simple looking along those lines, I don't want anything that screams base or big box that can hide me is what I'm saying...can anyone point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.
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Postby jerry lazar » 03/08/08 01:00 PM

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Postby NCMarsh » 03/08/08 02:39 PM

Simplicity has a price. It is, for many reasons (none of which are apparent to the audience), one of the least practical illusions. But I have never encountered a vanish of a human being that is as stunning and as simple (in terms of the audience's experience) as David Devant's "The Mascot Moth."

I would caution strongly against ending with a vanish. The audience is left in silence, breathing in, waiting for the other foot to drop. They aren't going to applaud an empty stage.

But a strong vanish, and they immediately hear a whistle behind them and you've re-appeared in the back of the theater...that ain't a bad finish...

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