The Magician's Assistant

Part of the STRAND FAMILY SERIES

Magician’s sick in bed?! Too bad! THE SHOW MUST GO ON! The Magician’s Assistant is a physical comedy about the transformative power of believing in yourself and asking for help. Everything seems under control until the Magician’s lovely Assistant blunders onstage and has to entertain the crowd in the magician’s absence. Clown Mélissa Smith switches characters with expert comedic flare, finding a delicate balance between chaos and control, vulnerability and confidence. Video projections and animation by Ingrid Larson add an extra dose of unexpected folly. The Magician's Assistant encourages empathy, laughter and eating your veggies! Audiences Old and Young have been delighted by this charming and hilarious romp.

Runtime: 45 minutes

 

Artist Bio:

Mélissa Smith is a New York based performer, theater maker and teaching artist. Although Brooklyn is her base, she has been traveling for the better part of two years leading workshops, performing and making connections around the U.S. and abroad. Meli began clowning as a humanitarian effort in South Florida over ten years ago. She has gone on to clown in festivals, plays and musicals. Smith has a degree in Theater and Dance and has trained in mime, clown and physical theater with clowns from Ringling Bros Circus, Cirque du Soleil and more! In NYC she has performed at Ars Nova, The Public Theater, Cloud City, Under St. Marks, Judson Memorial, Greenwood Cemetery and a few Subway platforms.

Show Dates & Times:

4/6/19 - Saturday

11:00 am,
Admission: 

Pay-As-You-Can sliding scale: $20/$10/$5/$0

Advance tickets available at the link below; by calling (207) 594-0070 (M-F, noon - 4pm); or at the box office when the theater is open for shows.

Handling Fee applies to online and phone sales (except for $0 ticket)

Donations will also be accepted at the door

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