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SMOKE AND MIRRORS

cabaret & variety · disappearing inc. · Ages 13+ · flashing lights · world premiere · one person show · United States

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RIC[email protected] CLARK rich clark photography certified reviewer June 25, 2011
Inventive, fun, inspiring and unique. This show is definitely a snow unlike any other and enjoyable beginning to end. Go see it!... full review
TONY FRANKEL stage and cinema/bitter lemons certified reviewer June 27, 2011
Tony Frankel, theatre critic for Stage and Cinema here. To compensate for his boyhood loneliness and fears, Albie Selznick would hole himself up and diligently practice the art of prestidigitation. In the opening scene of his highly uneven autobiographical solo illusionist show, SMOKE AND MIRRORS, Mr. Selznick effectively conveys the pathos of a sad, young man who is desperately trying to become something special so as to fill the void of a fatherless existence. He deftly intermingles past and present by showing off his extraordinary sleight-of-hand skills while recreating the bedroom of his youth, screaming down to his nagging mother that he is going to bed. Aided by eerie original music by Johnnie Gee Griffing and focused direction by B... full review