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This article was published 8/7/2014 (691 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
In his seventh year at the Winnipeg fringe, illusionist Greg Wood is ceding the stage to his young fans. In 45 minutes of theatre magic, Wood plays assistant to a dozen lucky volunteers plucked from the audience. They’re the ones pulling off the tricks, not him.
It’s the best trick of a well-paced, polished show that had a full audience from the very young to tweens on the edge of their seats. Lobbing more than a few dry jokes for parents, Wood’s grasp on kids’ attention spans and imaginations was solid. More than that, his approach shone with the non-patronizing respect for children’s theatre demands.
One particular trick stands out: a live "legend-making" event where a young audience sorcerer coaxes a table to float. Their name is then dropped into a box, where all the names of past conjurers are kept as proof of the supernatural.
Let’s say it together: we can do magic.
— Matt TenBruggencate