The Secret Class
One-man show, enacted by Magic Castle favorite Mark Haslam with original music by Andy Street, that brings to life how magic secrets are passed on and nurtured.
When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 8 p.m.
Where: Ojai Center for the Arts, 113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, CA
Cost: $12 - $15
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Performance art
It was Street who approached the Ojai Art Center Theater with the idea to produce the show, calling his friend Haslam, “one of the world’s most talented close-up magicians…it’s a very classy piece, by the way.” Bean, who will travel from upstate New York to attend the show, said Haslam “transports even the most jaded audience members into a place of intelligent wit and inexplicable events.”
The show takes the audience back to Haslam’s youth in England’s Lake District, where he started performing in village halls and appeared on British TV at the age of 15. The show includes cinematic images by Marcus Dillistone, notably of the fictional hotel in which the show’s teenage hero learns his craft, and it also includes a fascinating appreciation of the protagonist’s early role model, Harry Houdini. The story behind the writing of the script is posted at www.markhaslam.net
This world premiere production is told as an engrossing story with images and live magic. Tickets are $15 general and $12 seniors, students and Art Center members. Reservations: call or visit www.OjaiACT.org
Event posted Nov. 8, 2012
Last updated Nov. 8, 2012