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The Magic Play

From Houdini To Hinderaker: The Ever-Expanding World of Magic

Imagine a magician. What comes to mind? Perhaps an image of a formally-dressed man extracting a rabbit from a hat, or guessing which card occupies the thoughts of an earnest volunteer? It’s the stuff of birthday parties, cruise ship entertainment and relatives who knew a few sleights of hand. But for many contemporary magicians, their field encompasses much more than timeworn tricks....

How’d They Do That? Making The Magic Play

Jaw-dropping acts of magic + the poignant punch of Chicago theater = “a singular new play” (The New York Times). Andrew Hinderaker’s The Magic Play, which makes its world premiere here in the Goodman’s Owen Theatre, uses visual spectacle to tell an intimate story of love and loss—and the desperate measures we take to hold…