Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jeff Grow's Creating Illusion at undergroundzero Festival

New York based magician Jeff Grow is back with his show "Creating Illusion" as part of the undergroundzero Festival. The show begins on Saturday, July 17th here in New York City.

Recipient of the 2009 Innovative Theatre Awards:
Outstanding Solo Performer & Outstanding Performance Art Production.

Seeing is believing - but perception can be manipulated for beauty or deception. Magician Jeff Grow takes you on a journey where elegant sleight of hand and insight into human behavior collide to dismantle everyday experience and tempts us to question: Why do we choose to believe the unbelievable?

Grow is an appealing technician who brings a boyish charm to a group willing to be fooled. Grow is adept at slowing down his motions, conning us into thinking we will see how he does the trick as he explains it. There are audible "ahs" when we don't, and again he's got us in the palm of his hand. Aside from the smooth illusions, I most enjoyed Grow's explanations ofhow a con works, painting familiar New York street scenes and populating them with cons he has met and been conned by. This is the best of his patter, and it proves sharp and illuminating.” -NY

The undergroundzero festival is an experimental theater festival/laboratory/flying repertory conceived by Paul Bargetto and produced by East River Commedia. Founded in 2007, the undergroundzero festival gives producing artists a platform where risk-taking and innovation are both encouraged and expected. Artists are invited to bring a production of their choosing to join a flying repertory dedicated to radical play and experimentation. It may be a new work or a past production that deserves another life – whatever best serves the individual or collective artists growth and agenda. This year the undergroundzero festival presents over twenty New York City and European experimental theatre companies and artists at the legendary downtown performance venue Performance Space 122, July 6-25.

Saturday - July 17 @ 5pm
Sunday - July 18 @ 7pmPerformance

Space 122
150 1st Avenue (@ 9th Street)
New York City

Tickets: $20 general admission. Click here!