Andrew Pinard to Bring DISCOVERING MAGIC to The Player's Ring

Andrew Pinard: Discovering Magic. This "mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening" experience takes audiences on a guided tour of the impossible and the absurd. Andrew Pinard will bring the show to Portsmouth beginning on December 26th for only five performances. All performances are at The Player's Ring on 105 Marcy Street in Portsmouth. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for Seniors/Students/Members. For more information or to reserve your tickets call 603-436-8123 tickets are also available online at www.playersring.org or at the door (limited seating available).

An accomplished actor, conjuror, puppeteer, con man, storyteller, curator, and award-winning performer, Pinard brings the ordinary to life with the most surprising results. The only show of its kind in the New England, audiences have traveled for the regular performances in Concord from Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire to experience sleight of hand, con games, psychology, history, science, comedy, cognitive development, political spin, and more through the eyes of a "perceptual engineer" on his quest to explore distortion and guile.

Designed for intimate spaces, Discovering Magic provides the rare opportunity to sit practically onstage with the performer during each sixty-minute performance and experience miracles up close. Audiences are ensured the closest vantage point yet they will be unable to believe their eyes. Members actively participate in the performance, making every show a unique, interactive experience. This is your invitation to leave the mundane world behind and enter a magical realm where nothing is what it seems.

"Magic occurs when audiences are engaged emotionally and intellectually in a gentle tug of war between what is possible and whatmay be possible." Pinard continued: "I think of the experience as transcending reality. The main tools in my bag of tricks are imagination and expectation, both of which are provided by the audience! Add a dash of psychology, a splash of technology, a bit of choreography, a gallon of showmanship and an enthusiastic, engaged audience and you have a unique experience that will be remembered forever."

Pinard has been a full-time performer and theatre artist for over twenty-five years. He has presented thousands of performances throughout the northeastern United States as well as internationally in Canada, England, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Pinard has been recognized by his peers as one of the finest close-up performers throughout the Northeast and took the top honors in the 18th Annual New England Magic Competition. Pinard was selected twice as Editors' Choice for Best Magical Entertainer in "The Very Best of New Hampshire" issues of New Hampshire Magazine. Discovering Magic has been performed since 2013 at Red River Theatres in Concord, NH. The monthly episodes are different each month. The Portsmouth shows will feature the highlights of twenty-five years of magical exploration.

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has referred to his "impressive ability with sleight-of-hand." After attending the premiere episode of Discovering Magic, Rick Broussard, Editor of New Hampshire Magazine, wrote: "Your show is remarkable, Andrew. Anyone who hasn't seen it owes it to themselves to go." Seacoastonline.com said, "wowed Reveal audiences with a bit of sleight of hand and a killer stage presence."

Don't miss the chance to experience the magic. For more information on Andrew Pinard please visithttp://www.absomagic.com/.



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