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