The Universe (101)

cabaret & variety · cavort theatre · Ages 14+ · United States of America

world premiere
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Review by ROB ANGELL

June 16, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

A smart and inventive show mainly drawing on two schools of performance: clowning and mentalism. The two meet in the middle with illusions, and these performers are masterful. I was picked to choose part of the card that would be featured in the tricks and I’m still trying to figure out how they did it! They tackled big, theoretical scientific questions and made them very accessible to any audience. There is plenty of audience participation and it’s a small house, so you’ll very likely know someone who contributes to the production, especially if you come in late or are in the front. The script and patter is full of wordplay and both actors are charming and funny. My whole family enjoyed this production.

What I didn't like

It dragged slightly during the hypnosis portion, but that’s hard to avoid because that’s such a delicate skill and relies so much on the suggestibility of the audience.

My overall impression

What would happen if you put a clown and a mentalist in a modest hadron collider? This fantastic show! There’s something for the brainiacs, something for the laymen (lemon?), something for everyone!

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