Company: Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood, Winnipeg, MB
Genre: Storytelling / Spoken Word
Venue: 23 - The Argue Building Youth Centre (Calvary Temple)
Illusionist Greg Wood is a whiz when it comes to keeping a crowd of kids spellbound.
Veteran illusionist Greg Wood is back with a new bag of tricks and he's still a whiz when it comes to keeping a crowd of kids spellbound.
Here's how I know:
Two minutes into the Friday performance, a seven-year-old skeptic in the audience heckles, "You're joking, right?"
Then Wood demonstrates a simple illusion using just a spinning spiral and his head, and the same doubter yells, "Do it again!"
Wood is a top-notch sleight of hand artist, making streamers, scarves and balls appear out of thin air. While the kids (and adults) are trying to figure out just how he pulled that off, he slips in stories and advice on how to handle bullies and peer pressure.
It's all done with such skill, good humour, and ease the kids probably don't even notice they're getting schooled. That's the real magic of this show.