At The Illusionist's Table


Sunday, July 1, 2018 7:00PM
Ann Arbor Club

At The Illusionist's Table
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At The Illusionist's Table


After sell-out runs in Manhattan and London, a sensational, immersive theater experience comes to Ann Arbor in a festival anniversary exclusive. Hosted by the world-renowned Scottish mentalist and storyteller Scott Silven, twenty-two strangers will share an elegant candlelit 3-course meal as mesmerizing illusions complement everything from the cocktails to the dessert course. His enchanting tales from a childhood in Scotland’s Ochil Hills pair with hushed astonishment as one twist braids into another. It’s an unforgettably exquisite sensory experience combining sophisticated fare, libations, intimate conversation, and wonder that “transcends art and performance” (The Evening Times). Discover why there is a celebrity following for this smart, sophisticated engagement that had The New York Times exclaiming “Wow. Wow. Wow.” Hailed by Vogue as a “world-renowned mentalist,” “debonair” by The New Yorker, and “truly astonishing” by The Daily Beast, Scott Silven, 29, is a modern-day marvel like no other. As an acclaimed illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist, he pushes the boundaries of his craft by creating stylish, clever, and uniquely immersive performances that invite audiences to look at the world, and themselves, in an extraordinary way. A childhood fascination with life’s most inexplicable enigmas guided Silven to a career of illusion—studying hypnosis in Milan at age 15, gaining recognition from David Blaine at 19, and headlining one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious theaters at 21, all along being met with wide critical acclaim. From the intimate table to the grand stage, Silven’s objectives remain absolute: to orchestrate an awe-inspiring experience, to reveal the mysterious side of human nature, and, ultimately, to lead you to a place that suggests untold possibilities, a place that challenges perceptions. The result is a performance that authentically connects an audience. “It’s always been about transcending just the magic, about it being something deeper. All illusion is metaphor in some way,” said Silven. The reviewer for People Magazine agrees: “And, perhaps, the intimate nature of our collective experience was the most surprising treat of all.”