The Life (and Death) of Harry Houdini

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Mar 27 - Apr 7, 2013

Plays and Players Theater

Tickets:

  • $25-$32
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Presented as part of The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.
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About The Life (and Death) of Harry Houdini...

The world’s greatest magician is about to take his final bow. 

Join us as we venture behind the curtain of Houdini’s final performance.   A mysterious magician’s assistant prepares the absinthe, the shackles, and a séance.  Houdini gasps for breath as his life flashes before his eyes.  An invisible crowd applauds. You are the audience for this magic show of life, death, and the beyond.  After a lifetime of death defying escapes, Houdini is ready for his final curtain call. You will be there to distinguish reality from fiction – if you can.

Presented as a part of the 2013 Philadelphia International Performing Arts Festival.

Sponsored by The Jacob Burns Foundation and Rowan University's College of Performing Arts.

Read Press on the Show: 

“The more I researched Houdini, the more fascinating his life became,” Geffers says. - The Metro

"Even though it was just rehearsal, the script and the cast pulled me into Houdini’s life."-PIFA Blog

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Featuring

    • The Cast
    • Harry Houdini
      Robert DaPonte
    • Bess Houdini
      Lee Minora
    • The Stagehand
      Griffin Stanton-Ameisen
    • The Manager
      Tyler Horn
    • The Assistant
      Maryruth Stine
    • Artistic Team
    • Director
      Brenna Geffers
    • Stage Manager
      Wesley Reid
    • Set Design
      Doug Greene
    • Lighting Design
      Matt Sharp
    • Costume Design
      Natalia de la Torre
    • Sound Design
      Zachary Wiseley
    • Dramaturg
      Glenn Odom