Judas and Magnolia: Theatrical Séances. This intimate and immersive theatrical experience uses the authentic style and techniques of Victorian mediums to recreate a séance of the late 1800s. This is close up illusion at its best.
If you've ever wondered what kind of things went on at spirit séances during their 19th century heyday, this amazing immersive theatrical adventure will illuminate some of those mysteries and leave you puzzled over how the medium did it!
Price Range: $200-$600
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $100,000 - Specialty Insurance Agency
What to Expect
Judas and Magnolia, A husband and wife team of award winning illusionists announced that they will be holding a theatrical Victorian séance, in the basement of the Lemp Bottle Works building, to communicate with the long dead occultist Aleister Crowley.
The show’s setting: The Lemp Bottling Plant was one of the last buildings raised in the brewery complex. Built in 1900, it served as the “Revenue Building”. For years the damp and gloomy basement of this massive structure was sealed off and all but forgotten- trapping within its walls, whatever lonely spirit or spirits lurk in the tunnels below Cherokee Street.
The show’s subject: Aleister Crowley, also known as The Beast or the most evil man who ever lived, was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century. A prolific writer, he published widely over the course of his life until he died on 1 December 1947.
The show method: This theatrical Victorian séance is an intimate and immersive theatrical experience using the authentic style and techniques of Victorian mediums to recreate a séance of the late 1800s.
Medium and host: Judas and Magnolia are a St. Louis based husband and wife team of award winning escape artists and magicians. With years of experience they have brought laugh out loud comedy and thrilling suspense filled theater to audiences throughout the United States, Canada, and North Africa.
Dr. Judas Lynch and Ms. Magnolia Strange are a husband and wife team of escape artists, circus
performers. and illusionists. Judas and Magnolia have performed some of the world’s best known and most dangerous escape stunts such as being locked inside burning boxes, chained underwater, and straitjacketed while dangling upside down over spikes. Their escapes can be seen on stages and street corners throughout the United Sates and Canada as they have worked with numerous circuses, renaissance faires, steampunk festivals, cabaret shows, Fringe theater festivals, side-shows, corporate gatherings, and many other events both large and small. Through comedy, suspense, and abundant audience participation the pair work to tell fantastical narratives and bring crowds to the edge of their seats with death-defying stunts and stunning illusion. Judas and Magnolia are both founding members of the Weasel Road Show which tours the American Midwest and South, and sit on the board of directors for the St. Louis City of Night Festival. The duo has studied circus arts and physical comedy at the Chicago Physical Theater, the world-renowned Celebration Barn Physical Theater in Portland Maine, and St. Louis’ Everyday Circus.
Additional Booking Notes
For best performance this show needs an area that can be made completely, 100%, absolutely dark. Dark enough that you can not see your hand in front of your face after your eye have adjusted to the darkness.
|Dr. Judas Lynch||Medium|
|Magnolia Strange||Host and Fortune Teller|
Influences & Inspiration
Judas and Magnola draw their influence from many great entertainers such as Harry Houdini, The Amazing Randi, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Paul Vodini, Eugene Burger, and so many more.
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