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This article was published 18/7/2017 (1086 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Australian magician Tim Motley came all the way from his home in Melbourne, Australia, to entertain crowds at this year's fringe. His persona, the shadowy Dirk Darrow, is an old-time paranormal investigator from New York.
They're both über amazing and after attending the hour-long 6 Quick Dick Tricks, it's impossible to decide who I like more.
You see, Motley the magician is a charismatic, arresting performer who easily works a quiet, darkened room into a place of interactive, fanatical fun. He's also an ultra-talented mentalist and gifted sorcerer with a quick wit and coquettish tongue. Okay, I find him attractive, too! Or is that Darrow, the suave and debonair storyteller who solves murder-mysteries in a dishy trench coat and fedora?
It doesn't really matter. Because together they do a terrific job of blending an otherwise routine magic show with a characteristic film-noir detective story and spitting out one of this year's must-see shows. Tada!
— Leesa Dahl
From the Fringe program:
8 Fringe Festival AWARDS!
5 STARS "Incredible mental abilities" - Edmonton Journal
5 STARS "Dry wit and slick delivery" - Vancouver Sun
"You'll love it" - The Jenny Revue
A mind-blowing mentalist collides with thrilling danger in an ALL NEW nail-biting film-noir adventure.
Featuring unbelievable magic tricks to astonish the senses and rapid-fire comedy to fracture the funny bone, this hilarious psychic detective with the winning smile puts on a killer show...literally.
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Parental Guidance
Warnings: Mild language, sexual content
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Updated on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 4:38 PM CDT: Adds review