01 October 2007

The Magnificents

Directed by 500 Clowns ensemble member Molly Brennan, and written by illusionist (and lead) Dennis Watkins, The Magnificents is a highly entertaining show, suitable for all ages, full of magic tricks and high-energy clowning, tied together by the sweet story of an elderly magician whose wife brings a young man into the family so he can pass on his wisdom.

The House Theater continues to offer some of the most creative storytelling around, as clown-stagehands move props, engage the audience in conversation, and even enter the action (a sort of Greek chorus of clowns); projected video shows us the characters' dreams and memories; and magic tricks continually stoke the audience's sense of wonder.

Appealing performances from all involved contribute to a really outstanding theater experience. This show is something to see.

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