Without you, there is no show. It is that simple.
And although we perform many of magic’s greatest illusions – some so rare that few, if any others, dare to perform them – my favourite pieces are those that involve members of the audience.
You just never know what will happen or where things will go when people participate, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
And, if you do not want to participate when I ask for a volunteer, simply raise your hand with wild enthusiasm. That way I will know that you are a born exhibitionist unsuitable for the stage!
But then again…
Karl Germain, whose famous Water Jars are part of the show, suggested that magic was the most honest of professions, because we tell you that we will deceive you, and we do.
– DAVID BEN
The Conjuror runs for 12 performances @Soulpepper starting Dec 30 at the Young Centre in the Distillery District.