Theatre West New Works Play FestivalPresentsTRUMPETS AND TABLE TIPPINGby Charlie Mount~ A Free Play Reading ~
The great magician Harry Houdini battles a Clairvoyant at a country home in Sleepy Hollow.
Nick McDow Musleh ● Samantha Layton Gregory ● Mary Elizabeth Somers ● Amelia Vargas ● Cecil Jennings ● Ben Scuglia ● Liv Denevi ● David BaerABOUT THE PLAY
During a day in Sleepy Hollow, New York, in 1913, Harry Houdini visits his friend Kathleen D’Arcy, who is suffering from tuberculosis and must not be upset. Kathleen has engaged a clairvoyant to contact her dead husband and Houdini must decide whether to challenge the veracity of the clairvoyant or expose him as a fraud, which would put Kathleen’s fragile emotional health, and therefore her life, at risk.
And there is the question of whether or not Houdini possesses strange and outré powers of his own, as Kathleen’s daughter Eliza believes, and the skeptical Dr. Jasper Perry does not. Houdini’s wily wife, Bess, proving to be a master magician herself, skillfully navigates matters towards a satisfying conclusion.
(*COVID Policy: Masks must be worn at all times in the theatre except for children younger than three years. The actors will remove their masks only while performing.)
The reading is part of the Theatre West New Works Play Festival 2023. For more details visit the event page on Facebook.
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