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I poked my head into the hotel last night to say "hello" but I was informed that "Eccentrics" had closed the previous Thursday. Too bad it was a great show.
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The “Eccentrics” are on Summer Hiatus,
to fulfill our private booking commitments,
to update our show, and renovate our Parlor space.
Thanks!
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Have fun Saturday, and fill us in on the happenings. Smile
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Yes!
Please give a report for those of us can't be there!

C
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And pray-tell when Eccentrics will return so I can continue to send people to see it!
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Hey Gang,
Another great review of Now and at the Hour from SFStation.

http://www.sfstation.com/now-and-at-the-hour-a19221
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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
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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.
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DUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!!!!!!
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Very nice, Christian!
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On 2009-07-22 17:45, Bill Ligon wrote:
Very nice, Christian!


Agreed! That is great Christian!
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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)
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It took me forever but I finally got it up on Youtube.
Now and at the Hour appears on Comcast TV's Inside City Limits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAx9DhoQszY
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Very nice Christian
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Some beautiful photo's taken of our show by Nora Larson for the Bay Area arts and entertainment guide: SFStation

http://photos.sfstation.com/gallery/9158......61_7cwBB
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These are great!

You look almost lifelike!

Congrats, hermano!

R
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LOL!!!!
Thanks!

C
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Christian,

These are some good shots.

Thanks for posting them. Obviously, we all like to see your props, and of course, you. I also like to see stage sets, lighting, seating arrangements and the like as well. It is helpful for those trying to set up their own performance venues.
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Thanks!
This show is meant to be my pack light play big show (as the corporate guys call it) or even my bizarre commando act (yes I do wear underwear.....well, most of the time.)

So, this set up is very sparse on purpose.

I wish I had some better photo's of Pandora....that was cool! It filled the room!
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By the way we also have a trailer for this show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwwnzLyAtL0

It's a bit late for this run but I'm hoping to tour to a few other cities in 2010 so hopefully this trailer will help.

C
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