Monday, October 16, 2023

'Trumpets and Table Tipping' reading in LA, Oct. 23

Magician and author Charlie Mount will present a reading of his play, "Trumpets and Table Tipping," at The Road Theater in North Hollywood on October 23rd at 7:30 PM.

During a day in Sleepy Hollow, New York, 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.

Charlie had a reading earlier this year that I reviewed HERE. This is a great play, and I look forward to attending this reading as well. Hope to see you there!


  1. Attended the reading tonight and enjoyed it very much! Also fun to discuss it with the playwright and John Cox who was in the audience as well.

  2. Another great reading indeed. The actors were almost all new and Charlie has made some improvements. Really nice space as well.

  3. Thanks for coming John. Great chatting with you and Diego afterwards!