Thu 2 Sep, 2010
Tags: Dennis Watkins, Open Run, The Chopin Theatre, The House Theatre Of Chicago, The Magic Parlour
The Magic Parlour
The House Theatre of Chicago announces an OPEN-ENDED RUN of The Magic Parlour: An intimate evening of classical magic with Dennis Watkins
Originally intended to be a one-night-only benefit for The House Theatre of Chicago, The Magic Parlour has already proven to be so successful that The House is producing the show as Chicago’s only weekly late-night magic show!
Watkins, a third-generation magician, currently performs his one-man comedy magic show for corporate events and colleges all across the country. The performance contains some of his favorite pieces of magic, alongside some brand new routines in an hour-long show packed with mind-reading, levitations, escapes, and a ridiculous new adaptation of the classic “Card Stab” during which Watkins climbs inside of a fully inflated 7 foot balloon!
The show, intended for an audience of approximately 50, is hugely interactive. Guests of The Magic Parlour will participate by having their minds read, offering every day objects such as money, rings, or watches to be used as props, and even performing unexpected miracles through out the show.
The downstairs cabaret at The Chopin offers the perfect setting for this slightly timeless, quirky and unique event. With its comfortable seating, intimate stage and off-beat décor, the cabaret is the perfect venue for this style of magic.
Beer and wine are served before and after the performance.
“When I was a kid my grandfather was my teacher. This show is a collection of some of the magic we developed together over the years. It’s also sprinkled with tidbits of his magical wisdom and some material he’s never seen, but would have really loved. It’s light, it’s fun, and it’s totally mind-boggling,” says Watkins.
WHEN: Every Friday night at 10:30 pm – STARTING SEPTEMBER 10
WHERE: The Chopin Theatre: 1543 W. Division, Chicago, IL
TICKETS: $25, available online at www.thehousetheatre.com or via phone at 773.769.3832