It is an affecting, life-changing event that reaches into the audiences’ minds and hearts and takes them on a feast of wish fulfillment. Displaying his off-the-cuff brand of humor, Copperfield breaks new ground in Grand Illusion and takes his art to a grand yet intimate, personal yet universal dimension for an evening of wonders you’ll never forget.
True to its title, Grand Illusion is the logical, and incredible, evolution of this conjurer’s art. Copperfield’s goal in Grand Illusion is to take your dreams (and maybe a few nightmares) and make them come true using his state of the art wizardry.
“For magic to be relevant,” explains Copperfield, “it has to evolve so it keeps up with, or even surpasses, the best film and theater. I want to base my work on what people really dream about. Most of us don’t dream of pulling a rabbit out of a hat. But what affects people is realizing personal dreams—dreams almost everyone shares—that they thought were impossible.
Program highlights include MAN VERSUS STEEL, where David will float through solid steel, proving that dreams can dissolve barriers; THIRTEEN, in which 13 audience members chosen entirely a random vanish, leaving friends and family wondering whether to applaud or put their loved ones faces on milk cartons; and SQUEEZEBOX, where he takes liposuction to a whole new level as the six foot one King of Magic gets squeezed into a bite-sized piece that could fit into a Prada shoebox. -- www.statetheatrenj.org