David London’s Festival of Magic at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn

David London Photo | Chrisher Meyers

David London
Photo | Chrisher Meyers

Arts on the Green presents David London’s Festival of Magic, featuring two original productions and a workshop at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road. London combines storytelling, puppetry, comedy, and surrealism to create his innovative and one-of-a-kind magic shows.

David London discovered that he was a magician at the age of seven. In his nearly 25 year quest to understand just what that means, he created five original theatrical magic productions, among which are Cerebral Sorcery…Art of Dreams, The Adventure to the Imagi Nation, and the Creative Spirit Séance. London has authored eight manuscripts related to magic and illusion, including Daydreams, Borderland State, and Imagining the Imagination, and regularly presents his shows, workshops and lectures at theaters, museums, galleries and festivals across the United States.

Magic Outside the Box, Friday, January 30, 8 – 10 p.m.
Suspend your disbelief and join London for a full-length performance packed with magic, laughs, mystery, and the unexpected. “Our favorite mad genius magician,” says The Washington Post. This show is appropriate for ages 16 and older. Admission is $18. Purchase tickets online here.

Adventure to the Imagi Nation, Saturday, January 31, 11 a.m. – Noon
Join London on an exciting journey to “Imagi Nation,” featuring magic, storytelling and interactive play. Ride in a hot air balloon, meet the Mayor of Imagi, behold the beautiful phantasmata flower, and see a collection of water from around the world with the entire family. This show is recommended for ages 5 through 11 and older. Admission is $10. A “Family Fun Pack” of four tickets is available for $35. Purchase tickets online here.

David London’s Magic Workshop, Saturday, January 31, 1 – 3 p.m.
A unique opportunity for adults and older teens, this workshop explores both magic and magic tricks – two very different things according to London. Through a crash course in illusion, the workshop examines magical thinking and principles. Participants will go home with three tricks to amaze family and friends. This workshop is recommended for ages 12 and older. Admission is $25. Purchase tickets online here.


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