John posted these to Facebook and now generously allows me to share them here. I've include John's captions below.
Just before showtime at the Franke Center, Hatari contemplates how he might escape from Houdini's Milk Can. Four minutes to curtain ... !
Phillip Hagerty conjures the ectoplasmic presence of Harry Houdini on Saturday afternoon to advise us what to tell Hatari prior to his escape attempt from Harry's old Milk Can. As usual, HH was mum, so we figured it out ourselves just in time to please a demanding Marshall audience!
The news you've been waiting for: Yes, Hatari (right) successfully extricated himself from Houdini's securely padlocked Milk Can on Saturday night. There were screams and thrills and no small amount of apprehension, but this New Jersey gentleman knows how to handle himself when confronted by the Unknown. Hatari (Joe Patire) is my new favorite escapologist, and the Franke Center and the American Museum of Magic thank him for his contribution to an eventful week of miracle-making!
Thank you John Sherwood.
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