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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Derren Brown: Secret

Oh, I'm keeping this one a secret for sure.  You see, when I subscribe to a theater company, a non-profit theater company like the Atlantic Theater Company, I expect to see theater.  (Funny how it works like that).   In this case, the allure of magic and illusion and chicanery has sullied the mission and goals of The Atlantic.  This is not theatre!  It's pure entertainment - and it's only interesting if you like magic and tricks and being fooled by a con man.

Derren Brown is indeed an illusionist.  He claims he is not a psychic but then does the things a psychic would do.  He's very good at what he does, but theatre this is not, fooled i was not, and entertained i was not.

Please bring back real theatre - instead of a circus side show - to the Atlantic!