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Michael Griffin Escape Artist Coming To The Sorg Opera House


He could lose it all: 100,000.00 and his life.

Michael Griffin Escape Artist Coming To The Sorg Opera House

Michael Griffin, America's Escape Hero is coming to Middletown for one night only Saturday, Oct 2, (ticket info) bringing with him some of his unique presentations some involving the mind, some involving life and limb including his worldwide challenge to anyone who can keep him prisoner for $100,000.00 reward if successful. The Escape Artist presents a full audience interactive show that according to Griffin, combines "intensely original magic mixed with impossible escapes"

This show is your chance to walk away the winner of $100,000! during Michael Griffin's One Night Only show at the Historical Sorg Opera House Oct 2 at 8:00pm as the Best Living Escape Artist combines intensely original magic and impossible escapes, possessing the uncanny ability to free himself from any extreme escape challenge known to man, from water-sealed oil drums, coffins, to mental hospital cells and official police restraints from around the world.

One of Michael Griffin's main focuses in the field of escape has become the "Challenge Escape" and he has become the recognized master in this dangerous game. Michael has a Worldwide challenge offering $100,000.00 to the group or individual that can restrain him in a rational way so that escape would be impossible. Many have stepped forward to accept the challenge but so far the money has remained in Michael's possession. Are you creative? Challenge Michael to an escape, who knows- if he uses your idea you could earn some cash! Please visit for the details, and remember the object is not to kill him-he's a nice guy.

He has twice been named by the World Magic Awards as "The World's greatest living escape performer". In 2002 Michael was the only escape artist granted permission to reenact Houdini's 1912 death-defying escape, being bound handcuffed and sealed inside Houdini's 90 year-old original packing crate and lowered into Florida's intercostal waters. He escaped in 45 seconds. Don't miss his thrilling performance at the Sorg Theater!

This performance is made possible in part by generous grants from the Middletown Community Foundation and First Financial Bank.

Free parking behind the building off of Broad Street and off of First Street.

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