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Book Test?
(LUNA could fill that time, but.....lol)

B'Wave? (Giant)

Magic square?

Random I know, but I'm half asleep.
Good luck with it. Sounds like what you really need, is a buff assistant to carry specs back and forth Smile
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Are rope swings an option?
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On Aug 30, 2017, MentalistCreationLab wrote:
In 10 min the best choice is just one item

From the Master
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC-rwZdqckA

and it's very commercial and still has impact even with a modern audience.


I don't think you can ever go wrong with this. If there's any way your 'helpers' can get billets back and forth, Mr. Cassidy's ideas are always amazing. If you have access to his Live Lecture (as one example) there's likely something that would work for you.
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On Aug 30, 2017, Shaukat wrote:
You can use El Numero by Syd. No one will have to come up. Use a big envelope so it will be easy for everyone to see... the... You know.

that's on one of the Richard Osterlind DVD's isn't it? Totally forgotten the effect, I'll have to check it out, haven't watched those DVD's for years.
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On Aug 30, 2017, SilasJude wrote:
Also, if it is within your repitoir (sp?) Train tracking could be phenomenal or cloud nine by Atlas. I also thoroughly recommend The Score by Looch. It's the best banknite style routine I've ever seen


Train tracking is great, my memory on the other hand is not!
The score is a very good banknote routine, nice of Looch to show up with some shameless marketing Smile Some years ago I considered using a routine of this nature in which the envelope I was left with would contain a prediction of an earlier event. For example, you've performed a tossed out deck, failed to get the final card, the envelope contains a picture of that final card. I dismissed it at the time because it felt a bit busy and bit too mental magic (never cared for mind reading demonstrations that turn into predictions). Under the circumstances of this performance it could work.
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On Aug 30, 2017, MentalistCreationLab wrote:
In 10 min the best choice is just one item

From the Master
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC-rwZdqckA

and it's very commercial and still has impact even with a modern audience.


I don't think you can ever go wrong with this. If there's any way your 'helpers' can get billets back and forth, Mr. Cassidy's ideas are always amazing. If you have access to his Live Lecture (as one example) there's likely something that would work for you.


Absolutely perfect and very similar to what I'm performing in the second act.
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I would probably go for a memory demonstration.
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On Aug 30, 2017, Shaukat wrote:
You can use El Numero by Syd. No one will have to come up. Use a big envelope so it will be easy for everyone to see... the... You know.

that's on one of the Richard Osterlind DVD's isn't it? Totally forgotten the effect, I'll have to check it out, haven't watched those DVD's for years.


Yes... It's on E.T.M.M.M. Vol. 1.
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Perhaps you can begin with all the needed participants seated on the stage with you throughout the entire show. Only once the show is completed, then you can dismiss them and make sure they get safely off the stage.
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It's going to be very difficult to do mentalism without people with you on stage. So much of what we do is based on the need to have another person present WITH US. The volunteer puts a face on mentalism and the audience, in some part, "lives" the experience through them. So if it is IMPOSSIBLE to get ANY volunteers onstage -- a VIP guest maybe? Or a series of volunteers pre-selected from the audience PRIOR to the show -- you are stuck with ONLY 'Major Effects' -- ones that involve the whole audience and not one particular person.

Major Effects are great at the beginning of a performance...but sustaining that level of interest and interaction is going to be very difficult for two unique 10 minute sets...especially if you are just getting started on it now.

I'd strongly urge you to get some volunteers in advance of the performance. Maybe use local media...and drum up a little extra publicity?

You will have to make clear that 'nothing was worked out in advance with any of you' etc.

Either way, please let us know how it turns out. Hope this was helpful.

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I wouldn't try to start a new show with this little time.

Two options I would go with:

1. Open with a piece you can do alone on stage that involves a "major effect". Then come off stage into the audience and work in the crowd. Then close on stage alone.

2. Find a committee of four or five people who can be what you need for your show. Have chairs on stage for them and bring them up in the beginning of the performance. I do this anyhow for the core of my show.
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What would I perform in such situation? Well, even though I can actually do things without having to call people on stage, I wouldn't restrict myself to that, honestly. I would do a major effect such as a psy force, then go up the stage and interact with people there with a psychometric test... and while doing that, I could set up everything for the second performance (e.g. pass cards for a Q&A).

That's what I would do and what fits me.

On a second note, I don't see how you intend to do the Bank Night without liking the plot. Why don't you change the plot??? If you don't like the method, change the method! You shouldn't limit yourself to do things you don't like... you don't have to. There are tons of methods and plots to be explored. I've seem a 3 envelope test presented as a murder mystery, I've seem a bank night become a psychometric test. It's up to you what you will do but please, do something you like and feel comfortable doing.

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I would do Nailed It by Scott Alexander. Since an audience member can't feel the "spike" sharpness at the beginning, pop a balloon with the spike at the beginning. The spike going through the apple at the end is the final convincer. Make sure you smack the spike hard against the wood block at the beginning into the microphone so the audience can clearly hear that it's solid.
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The question is what type of stage and theatre? Is it possible to do your act in front of the stage since its only 10 minutes. Plus being high on a stage is not alway ideal for intimacy if that is what you prefer. How many seats and is the stage close to first row? Will lighting be a problem? We all need to consider these challenges even if that option doesn't work for you. I would ask more questions and not blindly offer solutions without understanding the exact problem. At least from our perspective as we assume you have to be on stage but the reality may be its up to you? Good food for thought overall. Have a good show.
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I would do Nailed It by Scott Alexander. Since an audience member can't feel the "spike" sharpness at the beginning, pop a balloon with the spike at the beginning. The spike going through the apple at the end is the final convincer. Make sure you smack the spike hard against the wood block at the beginning into the microphone so the audience can clearly hear that it's solid.


I do have the spec feel the spike at the beginning...I just step into the audience to do it Smile
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I would do Nailed It by Scott Alexander. Since an audience member can't feel the "spike" sharpness at the beginning, pop a balloon with the spike at the beginning. The spike going through the apple at the end is the final convincer. Make sure you smack the spike hard against the wood block at the beginning into the microphone so the audience can clearly hear that it's solid.


I do have the spec feel the spike at the beginning...I just step into the audience to do it Smile


Hi Scott, I'm with you, I step into the audience as well for a spec to feel it. The reason I suggested the balloon pop is because the original poster of this thread indicated he would be unable to get to an audience member, nor have one on stage with him.
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Ah...gotcha Mike!

That tossed out deck that Chris Mitchell does is very funny and can play for 10 mins probably.

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I've used John Archers TOD multiple times in paid performances - it goes down well and should take about 5-7 minutes of stage time.
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On Aug 31, 2017, Nestor D wrote:
I would probably go for a memory demonstration.


I agree, and can see Pi working well here.
Can literally be tossed out, and examined to death.

But...depends on your style.
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Maybe you'll try to figure out how to make it possible to get audience on stage? This is always the best option.

I wish there was a way. Due to the layout for this particular show it is absolutely impossible. There will be no stairs and for them to go back stage and to enter from the wings would take 5 minutes. In some ways this has proved to be a useful problem to have as it made me realise that all my material apart from my opener and closer rely on having audience members on stage and it has given me cause to work on new material



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