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Event Details

2020 One & Only Series presents:

Cheating Death: Magic, Mémoires, and Mortality

An evening of Magic Storytelling

Written and performed by Nelson Lugo

Directed by Joel Jeske

Friday, February 21 & Saturday, 22 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, February 23 @ 2pm

Nelson Lugo is a magician that has brushed up against death too many times to count, and as a result, he thinks about death--maybe a little too much. This magic show is a darkly comic celebration of life and all it's varied deaths. At its core, it is about vulnerability and the risks we must all take to grow. Cheating Death juxtaposes true slice-of-life stories with the art of deception to reveal universal truths that delight, amuse, and create a compelling and thought-provoking evening of theater.

"...(Nelson Lugo) manages to be funny and gasp-inducing, astounding and sparkling, smart and sophisticated all at once."


"Nelson Lugo's stories are captivating...If you are an aficionado of magic, you probably already have tickets."

-- Mark Littlefield-- stage buddy.com

"...fantastic show...he definitely wowed us."

--The Blinking Ring, The Newsletter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians


Join Nelson Lugo's

Magic Class

Artist-taught workshop

Saturday, Feb 22, 2-3pm

All skill levels welcome.

Save $5 on the workshop when purchased with a ticket to the show!

Whether you are a beginner looking to get started or a pro who wants some feedback there is something for everyone in this one hour class. For the novice, you’ll learn the basic techniques of simple sleight of hand magic. You’ll be shown three magic tricks and then each trick will be broken down to its basic comments to see not only how it works, but why it works. For the seasoned performer, you’ll get direct and honest feedback on an act your are working one and a collaborative session of tweaks and adjustments to make it better.