A True Inspiration: David Blaine- Live at the King’s Theatre

So, I don’t want to give away too much here because I really want you to go see David for yourself when he comes to your town.  And bring your kids too.  The ones that aren’t too squeamish.  I’d say 10 and up is safe.  The show is very interactive and while some of what David does is definitely shocking, his intention and performance is at no point aimed to scare anyone.  I will say this though; The final act of David’s show is one of the most incredible things I have ever seen on a stage, on tv, anywhere at all.  It is just absolutely incredible and I will remember it for the rest of my life.

That said, here’s my summation of @davidblaine at the @kingsbklyn .

A man is onstage. There are no trunks or illusions behind him that tell you he’s a magician.  When he speaks he is endearing and funnier than anyone expects. And in addition to some GREAT magic he then does several things that no one else in the world can do. Period. No one else can do them. And you leave knowing that you haven’t been tricked. Because he’s not at all interested in tricking you. He wants you to see that there’s no “gimmick”. This person tells you the truth straight to your face.  That he has trained for years in these things that no one else can do. And then does some of the most amazing, impressive, and cringe worthy things you’ll ever see on stage.

And you leave knowing with all your heart that you have seen something, and someone, very special.

PS – If you haven’t seen the newly renovated King’s Theatre in Brooklyn you should make a point to go.  I’ve seen a lot of theatres in my life and it just might be the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen.   It’s just staggeringly beautiful.

– Max

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