Adirondack Theatre Festival to Close 23rd Summer Season with GLITCHES IN REALITY Magic Act

Adirondack Theatre Festival to Close 23rd Summer Season with GLITCHES IN REALITY Magic Act

Glitches in Reality, a close-up magic act featuring illusionist Simon Coronel, is being presented as a part of Adirondack Theatre Festival's 23rd summer season. Various performance times include 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Aug. 7-12 in the cabaret space of the Charles R. Wood Theater.

Coronel is the winner of more than a dozen international awards, including multiple from the FISM World Championship of Magic and Illusion. Simon is a regular at the Magic Castle and a university lecturer on perception and illusion. In Glitches in Reality, he uses close-up trickery and sleight of hand to take audiences on a journey through the truth behind magic and illusion.

"Glitches in Reality aims to celebrate the audience's intelligences, rather than dismiss them," said Coronel. "The fact that the effects in the show are created by human ingenuity rather than magical powers makes them more amazing, not less. There are very few shows that can reveal how some of the illusions are done, and then still astonish you with them."

Tickets are $28-$40 and are available at the Wood Theater Box Office, online at ATFestival.org or by calling (518) 480-4878. The Wood Theater is located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls. For more about the show, visit www.atfestival.org/event/glitches-in-reality-2.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Chad Rabinovitz (Producing Artistic Director) is the only artist in the United States simultaneously serving as the Producing Artistic Director of two theaters devoted to new works: Adirondack Theatre Festival (Glens Falls, NY) & Bloomington Playwrights Project (Bloomington, IN). In addition to producing new works, Chad has directed more than 100 productions across the country, focusing primarily on new and contemporary plays and musicals. He is also the Producer of the Adirondack Film Festival as well a visual arts festival, Arts Fair on the Square. At ATF, Chad has grown attendance from 5,700 to over 11,500 in just 2 seasons, doubled subscribership, broke numerous box office records, introduced innovative children's programming and produced multiple best-selling shows in ATF's history. Under Rabinovitz's tenure, the Bloomington Playwrights Project has undergone what Bloom Magazine calls "a near miraculous renaissance", quintupling its subscribership, erasing all debt and purchasing its building. BPP has sold out every single performance of every production for 3 straight years (and counting). Specializing in developing new works, Rabinovitz has fostered and directed premieres from countless prominent playwrights. He is also known for his unique ability to work with magicians on developing and directing their acts. For his achievements, Rabinovitz was the recipient of Bloomington's Manager of the Year Award, the Downtown Revitalization Award, Bloomington's Attraction of the Year Award and was honored with being on the cover of Bloom Magazine where he's referred to as "a visionary artistic director, savvy businessman and inspirational leader." He was named one of the 100 Reasons to Love Bloomington and was awardEd Bloomington's 10 Under 40 award as well as Glens Falls' 20 Under 40 award in the same month. He loves living in Glens Falls.

Simon Coronel: Originally from Australia and now based in Los Angeles, Simon Coronel creates live performance art that seems utterly impossible. He is the winner of more than a dozen international awards, including two separate prizes at the FISM World Championships of Magic and Illusion. Simon has appeared on TV in four countries, performed in seven and is one of the few Australians to be regularly invited to perform at the world famous Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood. His unique skills are constantly in demand around the world; whether as a corporate speaker or an entertainer at private parties. www.simoncoronel.com/about

Founded in 1994, ATF is a non-profit, professional theater. Each summer ATF produces a season of theater for an audience of both locals and tourists (9,000+) using professional artists from New York City and across the country. Last summer yielded a record-breaking season of sold-out performances, nearly doubling attendance and subscribership in just the past two years. ATF operates under a Small Professional Theatre Agreement with Actors' Equity Association. ATF is the only professional summer theater in the Capital District, Saratoga and Adirondack regions of upstate New York solely committed to producing new and contemporary works of theater. Its 23rd season is comprised entirely of new works.

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