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Hey Walt!
Don't forget to give us a report! Inquiring minds want to know.....(I justed dated myself with that comment...)
"Besides the known and the unknown, what else is there?"-Harold Pinter
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Yo Local Dude's and Dudette's,

Now and at the Hour got a great new review today from SFStation.com

http://www.sfstation.com/now-and-at-the-hour-a19221
"Besides the known and the unknown, what else is there?"-Harold Pinter
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Killer review, Christian! More congratulations and wondering on where this journey will be taking you.
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Thank god I recovered my voice and stopped coughing by Saturday…

What a thrill to work with the Channing/Kullijian Foundation to raise awareness for Arts in Education!

Our San Francisco Magic Parlor presented Carol and Harry with a check for $500 “putting our magic where our mouths are” to support the Foundation!

David Miller won the crowd with his lyrical Linking Rings gleaming in his hands and flying through the air, and I made it through the three pieces specially scripted and themed for the evening’s topic.

A sparkling Joyce Aimee added nostalgic pizzazz to the evening, and dynamo Jan Wahl kept the show moving as our M.C.

Carol Channing was witty, wise, warm, and charming, the audience loved every minute. She performed my favorite “Ephraim” speech from Dolly, not a dry eye in the house.

At 88 Ms Channing is a lesson in timing and delivery, an hour with her is worth a year in acting class.

http://www.channingarts.org/Calendar_of_Events.htm

Magically,
Walt
“Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic”
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"spinning tales and weaving enchantment"
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Hey Christian,

Awesome show! My guests and I were blown away!

Go see this show!!!!!

Cheers,

Tom
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More online press from the Editor of Theatre Bay Area ( a muy importante magazine and online publication for the Theatre Community from Fort Bragg to Salinas.)

http://www.theatrebayarea.org/chatterbox......tre.html

Across the hall at Exit Stage Left, Christian Cagigal is mindreading in Now and at the Hour, a hybrid magic/solo show that’s quite unlike anything on the San Francisco boards. He weaves his mindreading tricks into a backstory about growing up with his father, a Vietnam vet who returned from the war quite mentally altered. Christian’s performance demeanor is quite disarming. He immediately makes a connection with the audience, and you feel as if you’re in conversation with someone in his parlor. And his mindreading tricks are quite clever, but if you just focus on that you’re missing out on the complex story he’s telling you about time and memory. His story is kind of like magic in reverse: if magic looks hard but the explanation is easy, then the story looks easy until you realize how many secret compartments and trapdoors are in it.
"Besides the known and the unknown, what else is there?"-Harold Pinter
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Great stuff on you from TBA!
Hope you play to packed houses from all this good press!

Hooray for magic that "is unlike anything on the boards".
Knock 'em dead....

Walt
“Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic”
by Walt Anthony
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"spinning tales and weaving enchantment"
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Sorry don't mean to double post but I just found this one from the SF Bay Guardian!
(I thought this was going to come out next week...)

http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=8884&catid=85&l=1


Now and at the Hour EXIT Stage Left, 156 Eddy; 931-1094, http://www.theexit.org. $15-25. Fri-Sat, 8pm. Through Aug 15. Writer-performer Christian Cagigal has been studiously developing one or another version of a one-man show at the Exit Theatre around his serious chops as a magician. The shows are popular and long running in good part because Cagigal is a strong showman whose feats of "mind reading" are impressively perplexing. Now and at the Hour, his current and latest, is also his most successful attempt yet at blending consistently dumbfounding displays of prestidigitation and a dramatic narrative with a power of its own. Rushing onstage lugging two large suitcases—whose odd antique contents, swiftly unpacked and arranged by the performer, include an hourglass, a metronome, and a wooden view master—Cagigal launches into a fitful, melancholic rumination on time, memory, and the eternal return, grounded in his description of growing up with his father, a Spanish-born mentally disabled Vietnam vet, and his childhood retreat into imagination and solitary pursuit of the magician's craft. The story carries inherent force—in fact Cagigal the actor can push its emotional content unnecessarily hard—and provides an intriguing context and theme for the mischievous, truly wowing bits of audience-inducting magic he has concocted. The slightly bumpy transitions around these feats still present a dramatic challenge, but Cagigal is rapidly honing in on that magic moment when two distinct shows become an integrated whole. (Avila)
"Besides the known and the unknown, what else is there?"-Harold Pinter
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Now and at the Hour segment on Comcast TV 104 Inside City Limits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAx9DhoQszY
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Hey Gaddy, Because I have stolen SO many categories, they created the category "Best Magician". YOU ARE WELCOME!
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Congratulations to Chin Chin, he San Francisco's Best Magician!!! http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=8921
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Quote:
On 2009-07-27 14:52, Robert Strong wrote:
Hey Gaddy, Because I have stolen SO many categories, they created the category "Best Magician". YOU ARE WELCOME!


You'll always be San Francisco's Funniest Prop Comedian to me, mate! In 2008 or any year!
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Some beautiful photo's taken by Nora Larson for the big Bay Area Arts and Entertainment online guide: SFStation

http://photos.sfstation.com/gallery/9158......61_7cwBB
"Besides the known and the unknown, what else is there?"-Harold Pinter
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Here's a trailer for the show!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwwnzLyAtL0

we only have two weekends left but I hoping to play a few other cities in 2010!

C
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Congrats to Dan Chan, who won the Oakland Magic Circle's Intra-Club contest, and will now represent the OMC in the Inter-Club Contest in September.
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Just a heads up for the 2010 Odd Gathering...April in Livermore,Ca.....please see the venues button at the bizarremagick.com website for more info and thanks for your consideration!
We have a do ahead contest this year in addition to the Iron Magician contest.
Kay
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Oh, did I mention that Doug Higley is this years Guest of Honor?
It took a lot of coaxing to get him out of the cave, and he says this will be his one and only so be sure to come join us if you dare!
Kay and Tory
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Just returned from seeing Christian Cagigal's show "Now and at the Hour", for the first time. If you haven't seen his show yet, do yourself a favor and go see it while you still can!

Great job Christian!
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Christian!
Your show has grown and solidified significantly since your pre-NY version.
What a pleasure to enter and share your odd and magical world.

I love how the stereopticon has become an integral part of the plot,
and that it is presented and handled as a magical/sacred object,
which in turn inspires awe from your audience.
Its use gives you a great through line.

For a “commando” show it fills the space well,
and nothing seemed lacking in setting or props,
you’ve achieved packs small and plays big very well.

Rosalind Russell, when asked to describe the art of acting, said:
“It’s standing naked in the spotlight and turning around very slowly.”
Your magic is now achieving this level of theatricality, Bravo!

Magically,
Walt
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Is that what they mean by "view from the rear of the theater"?
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