Saturday, October 22, 2011

Haunting History with David Parr

 Five mysterious kisses for magician David Parr and his current show, Haunting Halloween.  I had the pleasure of attending a performance at the Everleigh Club this week.  It's been a very long time since I was at a magic show, and I can't remember one that I have enjoyed more then this.  Mr. Parr entertainingly mixes his bag of tricks with legends and genuine history.  All of it is spooky and a lot of fun.  I even got to go onstage for one of the illusions - I selected a poisoned drink as it might have been prepared by Lucretia Borgia.  Oh well, you can't win them all!  I know it is all illusion, but I can't for the life of me figure out how he does it.  But, that is the fun!  The Everleigh Club is an intimate venue so you can be as close as you want to be to the stage.  Performances run through October 29, 2011.  If you are a fan of Halloween, do not miss this show! 

Haunting History Returns for October 2011

The Everleigh Social Club & magician David Parr invite you to haunt the shadowy corners of the past, and discover a mysterious world of ghosts and grave robbers, poisoners, poltergeists, and the spirits of Halloween!
Step into Chicago’s Everleigh Social Club and experience Haunting History, a unique Halloween show, equal parts history and magic. With David Parr as your host, you’re sure to encounter the uncanny side of the past:
  • Learn the grisly skills of an old “resurrection man” — a professional body snatcher.

  • Drop in for dinner with the Borgias, circa 1500, for a lesson in the subtle arts of poisoning and politics.
  • Sit in on a 19th-century séance, where restless spirits make their presence known in mystifying ways.
As the performance unfolds, you may begin to doubt your senses: objects move of their own accord, cryptic messages are written by invisible hands, hidden thoughts are revealed. Is some mysterious force at work in the Everleigh Social Club?
The answer is yes — his name is David Parr.
“History is much weirder than the version we learn in school,” explains Parr, the creator of Haunting History. “People in the past were surrounded by the strange and supernatural — especially during the Halloween season. Haunting History gives a sense of what it might have been like to live in that world.”
Haunting History: October 20–29, 2011 at the Everleigh Social Club, 939 W. Randolph St.
Tickets $20 at the door, $15 in advance. No one under 18 admitted.
Only Seven Shows — Seating is Limited — Reserve your Tickets Today!
Thursday, October 20, 8:30pm
Friday, October 21, 8:30pm
Saturday, October 22, 8:30pm
Sunday, October 23, 7:30pm
Friday, October 28, Special Midnight Show
Saturday, October 29, 8:30pm & 10:30pm

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