Professor Nakamoto's Nexus of Numbers

cabaret & variety · astonishing productions · Ages 12+ · United States

one person show
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June 30, 2014 certified reviewer

My overall impression

I’ve been seeing theatre for almost 30 years, and I’ve been creating it for over twenty. As a result, it takes a truly special production to earn a standing ovation from me. After seeing Professor Nakamoto’s Nexus of Numbers… well, I can’t even begin to explain what it was I beheld. See, the show isn’t just one trick after another after another, like a typical magic show. No, instead this is an hour-long experience featuring several different thought experiments – ranging from the construction of a Sherlock-like “mind palace” to solving a 200-year old chess puzzle live on stage (while blindfolded, no less)! – that culminate in a positively unexpected and shocking rapid-fire series of prestige reveals so perfectly tied together that you never see them coming. Upon witnessing this show, you will first sit slack-jawed and transfixed in wonder, then fly to your feet to give this man a standing ovation when it ends. I know this for a fact, because that’s exactly what I did. He earned it.

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