The House Theatre of Chicago announces a one-week extension of The Magnificents at The Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division St.) The Magnificents will now run through March 17, 2013.
Thursday 3/14 at 7:30pm
Friday 3/15 at 7:30pm
Saturday 3/16 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday 3/17 at 7:30pm
New dates go on sale February 21st; all tickets are just $25.
ABOUT THE PLAY
An extraordinary family, The Magnificents, delights in bringing magical entertainment to the crowds. But time has taken its toll on the family as our aging magician quietly accepts a wayward young boy as his protégé, imparting far more than the tricks up his sleeve. This touching story of what we must pass on before we can let go is told with spectacular classic magic, including Robert Houdin's legendary Blooming Orange Tree illusion. This is a delicate feast for the heart and senses.
The Magnificents is writer Dennis Watkins' homage to his grandfather, Ed Watkins, the beloved Texas sleight of hand artist who trained Dennis at a young age in the arts of prestidigitation and showmanship. Artistic Director Nathan Allen has shaped this new production as the director. Company Member Tommy Rapley plays the role of the Boy, performing astounding magical feats all designed by Watkins. In addition to writing and designing magic, Watkins (last seen as Harry Houdini) stars in the play.