Tragic Magic

A SPIRITED TALK WITH EXCEPTIONAL MAGIC

In this riveting presentation of magic and history, Joshua Jay walks his audience through a gallery of magicians, spectators, and assistants who have been killed in the act of magic. That's right, actual decapitations, onstage suicides, accidental deaths, bullet tricks gone wrong, and what really killed Houdini.

Joshua Jay has done groundbreaking research into the arena of "tragic magic" and in his colorful hour-long presentation, he shares the most fascinating tales and illustrates them with magic of the period.

Tragic Magic has received standing ovations at the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles, The Jewish Museum in San Francisco, The Jewish Center in Seattle, and countless other prestigious institutions.


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