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Fri Dec 13, 8:00pm
Sat Dec 14, 8:00pm
Sun Dec 15, 3:00pm

Pure Imagination Projects Is Thrilled To Present
A Workshop Production Of A World Premier Play!

MARVELS OF MAGIC

Written by Andrew Simmons

Directed by Enrico De La Vega

They Have Magic To Do –
Three Performances Only!
Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15
at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood!

Pure Imagination Projects is thrilled to present a workshop production of a world premiere play, MARVELS OF MAGIC, written by Andrew Simmons and directed by Enrico De La Vega.  Marvels Of Magic will perform on Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14 at 8pm and Sunday, December 15 at 3pm at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Marvels Of Magic is a new play set in the world of young magicians. Wannabe illusionist Gus is compelled to enter the “Marvels of Magic” competition - a gathering of all the top young magicians on the planet, with the once in a lifetime prize of a Las Vegas show! As they gather to compete, these young magicians all grow close, becoming fast friends. But will they let their competitive natures, and their desires for fame and success get in the way of what is really important?  MARVELS OF MAGIC explores what is trick and what is truth in this compelling, magical, coming of age story.

ABOUT THE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

ENRICO DE LA VEGA (Director) has always been searching for groundbreaking ways to present magic. An acclaimed illusionist, de la Vega co-founded the Magic X movement in 1996, a pioneering group of the world’s top young illusionists and sleight-of-hand artists performing the most innovative and mind-boggling magical effects. Magic X is genuinely reshaping the way that magic is seen today. Shortly thereafter, Magic X Live was born: a bold and stunning stage event (co- created by and co-starring de la Vega) blending the best of music, illusion, and performance art. This show has played to sold out, standing-room only clubs throughout California, and was invited to perform at Coachella, the annual three-day music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA. This ultimately led to the conception of “T.H.E.M. – Totally Hidden Extreme Magic,” a hidden-camera reality show where Enrico was not only one of the stars and inventors of the effects seen on the show, but co-creator and producer as well. “T.H.E.M.” was pitched and sold to NBC, and aired on NBC and SyFy as two prime-time specials in June, 2004.  With “T.H.E.M.” under his belt, Enrico teamed up with Ashton Kutcher and his production company, Katalyst Films, to sell de la Vega’s latest brainchild “Room 401” to MTV. Yet another hidden-camera reality show which utilizes principles of magic, illusion, and live special effects to sweep unsuspecting onlookers into a supernatural situation. Enrico was a series regular as well as one of the creators and co-executive producers of “Room 401.”  He currently consults, creates, directs, and designs illusions for other internationally renowned illusionists; most notably Cyril Takayama, "magic's first cyber celebrity" and recipient of the Academy of Magical Arts 2007 Magician of the Year Award. Enrico was the executive magic consultant on the majority of Cyril's twenty-two 2-hour Japanese TV magic specials, as well as his consultant and co-creator of the magical effects, which Cyril performed in David Mamet's feature film, “Redbelt.” Other magicians for whom Enrico has created and directed include Virtual Magician and Techno-illusionist Marco Tempest, the UK’s magic phenom Dynamo, and David Blaine.  Traveling literally all over the globe amazing audiences with his own unique style of illusion and manipulation, Enrico is constantly seeking to transform tradition and elevate perceptions of his and other designs of performance art.

ANDREW SIMMONS (Playwright) has had a myriad of jobs in and around the entertainment industry, working as a writer’s assistant, casting director, and producer on several varieties of film and television endeavors, including having written several feature films scripts, and producing other varieties of short films.  Recently Andrew honed his craft for writing as a screenwriting major at Loyola Marymount University, where he is a recent graduate.  While there he spent countless hours writing scripts and working on his writing and has written several feature films and plays. Andrew is extremely passionate about this play, as it has allowed him to peep behind the curtain and dive into the world of magic, an arena that he has long been fascinated and intrigued by.

The Cast of MARVELS OF MAGIC will feature: DEREK MCKEE, RYAN JACKSON, JESSICA CARLSON, with additional casting to be announced shortly

MARVELS OF MAGIC design team features; Set Design by John Iacovelli; Lighting Design by Juan Bernal; Sound Design is by Tomas Pascali. The Production Stage Manager will be Shannon Moran.

ABOUT THE SCHEDULE AND PRICING

MARVELS OF MAGIC will perform on Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14 at 8pm and Sunday, December 15 at 3pm at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Ticket prices are $35.00 for all performances.

VIP Seating with special pre-show magic experience - $50.00

Tickets and more information are available at www.marvelsofmagicshow.com

Calendar Listing:

MARVELS OF MAGIC

Written by Andrew Simmons

Directed by Enrico De La Vega

Performances:

Friday, December 13 at 8pm

Saturday, December 14 at 8pm

Sunday, December 15 at 3pm

HUDSON MAINSTAGE THEATRE

6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles

Ticket prices are $35.00 for all performances.

VIP Seating with special pre-show magic experience - $50.00

For tickets or more information, please visit www.marvelsofmagicshow.com