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Showing posts with label ~The Shadow Cutter. Show all posts
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21 March 2011

Review: The Shadow Cutter

From the Ottawa Citizen:
We see Vernon hungering to learn an elusive sleight of hand known as the centre deal. And we watch as, uninterested in earning money by performing his tricks publicly, he pieces together a living as a shadow cutter, someone paid to cut silhouettes of people from black paper, once a popular art form.
Vernon's life, in other words, was consumed by a deck of cards, something so small you can put it in your pocket but with a reach so vast it can devour those who fall in love with it.

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Visit Ottawa's Great Canadian Theatre Company website to purchase tickets or for more information.

04 March 2011

Ottawa: The Shadow Cutter

"The Shadow Cutter"  is a play about Dai Vernon staged in his city of birth, by Ottawa's Great Canadian Theatre Company.
From their website:
Step into the seductive world of magic, where secrets are currency and illusion rules supreme. In The Shadow Cutter, two actors take us on a dramatic journey through the remarkable life of Dai Vernon, the Ottawa-born magician who earned his international reputation as the only man ever to fool Houdini. Pierre Brault’s newest play conjures up Dai’s lifelong, obsessive quest for the ultimate card trick, and the unexpected cost of mastering it.
Visit their website to purchase tickets or for more information.


[h/t: The Magic Newswire]