Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Compared with today’s flashy, loud stage magicians, Travis Bernhardt is a throwback to the days of pleasant patter and sleight-of-hand.
After warming up his audience with friendly chat (“Magic isn’t cheating — it’s an open relationship”), he demonstrates classic tricks with handkerchiefs and rings before progressing to mind-reading stunts with audience members.
The ambitious grand finale involved the entire audience, with everyone tearing four playing cards in half, setting one piece aside without looking at it, then randomly shuffling and discarding their other pieces on Bernhardt’s instructions. When only one piece remained, it turned out to be the other half of everyone’s piece initially set aside. Gasps erupted from spectators. Nifty tricks and fun for all ages.
— Janice Sawka
From the Fringe program:
A new magic show from Travis Bernhardt, creator of Things That Never Happen (4 STARS "his slightly nerdy charm is infectious and his intelligence and wit shine through... the real deal... literally amazing" - Al Rae, CBC Manitoba).
Fake abilities, false demonstrations, theatrical deceptions old and new! Mysteries and swindles! Tricks!
"a great performer... charming and very funny" - Plank Magazine, Vancouver
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $9 for Seniors
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM CDT: