Matt Marcy who has made a name for himself in the world as a comic-magician wrote and stars in Disillusioned: Confessions of a Serial Magician opening May 21 at Imagined Life Theatre. Directed by Nicole Blaine the show also features Jules Hartley.
Disillusioned: Confessions of a Serial Magician is largely Marcy’s story in which he grows from a dorky kid who wants to impress girls with magic into a dorky young man who wants to impress girls with magic. It quickly becomes clear that magicians have a variety of motives for taking up the magic wand. Along the way he struggles to find respect in an art form that he soon discovers is not respected.
A graduate of Brown University, Marcy is a very accomplished performer with over 3,000 shows, including over 1,000 performances at the exclusive Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has also appeared on television programs such as Masters of Illusion, Magic Castle After Dark and more.
“Being a professional magician takes a great deal of hard work, and it hasn’t always turned out quite the way Marcy imagined it would. What has kept him from becoming disillusioned by it? The answer lies in the seductive power of magic itself: the notion that, with magic, everything is possible and anything can happen.”
Hartley, who plays several female characters as well as assists Marcy occasionally with the magic trained in performance art at Columbia University. She has appeared in dozens of shows in New York, as well as in the West Coast Premiere of Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? In the feature films she appeared in Funny Games and What Happens in Vegas.
Because Disillusioned is about a magician it will include magic and illusion. Occasionally, a volunteer will be called up from the audience to participate.
Disillusioned: Confessions of a Serial Magician opens 8 p.m. Friday, May 21 and performs 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday through June 19. Tickets are $22 when purchased online and $25 at the door. Call 800-838-3006 or visit www.DisillusionedShow.com.
Imagined Life Theater is located at 5615 San Vicente Blvd.. in Los Angeles.
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Photo by Tiffany Johnson–Matt Marcy and Jules Hartley.
For more information: www.DisillusionedShow.com