Sat, Jan 25|
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
The Mesmerist by Jeffrey Day
This is my “one-man-show” that is based on the magicians of the 19th century.
Time & Location
Jan 25, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum, 680 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN, USA
About the Event
I will be performing this in the beautiful Victorian ballroom at the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum (built 1871). I will be sharing magic from some of the magicians you've probably never heard of, such as Harry Kellar, Howard Thurston, Ching Ling Foo, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, and Ehrich Weiss (Harry Houdini) are performers who were extremely popular in the 1800s. I have been developing this show for many years, and it is suited for an intimate theater audience, as was the case back in the Victorian era. In this show you will be seeing some exciting magic that has seldom been seen, even by current day magicians.
The word “mesmerist” refers to Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), an Austrian physician who developed a theory of “animal magnetism” and a “mysterious body fluid which allows one person to hypnotize another”. Mesmerism has taken on a different meaning in these modern times. Some of the magic that I will be performing might make one feel as though you have had a spell cast upon you. Besides the beautiful classic magic from this period, I will also travel deep into the minds of the audience using techniques from the 1800’s. If you have been to my show in previous months, you will see some "new" illusions added to the show that will make you question what your eyes are seeing. Come witness what theater-goers saw over 100 hundred years ago. You will be transported back to “The Golden Age of Magic”.
Prepare yourself to be MESMERIZED ! 16 & up event