The Life (and Death) of Harry Houdini
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The world's greatest escape artist is about to take his final bow.
This World Premiere played to sold-out houses during the 2012 PIFA Festival. In a unique twist, the audience joins Houdini on stage to face the empty theater seats. A mysterious magician’s assistant and her two fellow apparitions lead Houdini into the afterlife, as his life flashes before his eyes like the old circuit vaudeville shows he used to play. Fighting to make good on his promise to his wife, Houdini tries to escape the boundaries of death, proving once and for all the presence of an afterlife. But not even the world’s greatest escape artist can escape death.
Featuring: Robert DaPonte, Lee Minora, Griffin Stanton-Ameisen, Tyler Horn, and Maryruth Stine
Creator/Director: Brenna Geffers
Set/Props Designer/TD: Doug Greene
Lighting Designer: Matt Sharp
Costume Designer: Natalia de la Torre
Sound/Music Designer: Zachary Wiseley
Dramaturg: Glenn Odom
Honorary Producer: The Wyncote Foundation
Production Sponsors: The Jacob Burns Foundation