Back by popular demand, Joshua Kane returns to Fairfield University to perform "Borders of the Mind," family fare for audiences ready to explore their own psychic abilities


 

"Savvy, witty, and spell-binding...[Joshua Kane] brings life, intelligence, sensitivity and humor to everything he touches." -Peter Straub, best-selling author of "Ghost Story."

Image: Joshua KaneJoshua Kane, who has repeatedly sold out Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts, returns with his one-man, interactive show, "Borders of the Mind: The Psychic Show for the Whole Family," on Saturday, May 14 at 3 and 8 p.m., in the Wien Experimental Theatre. (This show had been postponed from Saturday, Feb. 5.) Tickets are $20 and $15 for children. "Borders of the Mind" is an Arts & Minds presentation.

Entertainment for ages 10 and up, Kane, a mentalist, helps the audience find and use their own hidden psychic abilities with a blend of humor and warmth. He identifies those in the audience who possess special abilities and those who will successfully project their own thoughts and tap the powers of their own intuition.

Kane said the audience should expect to experience "simultaneous telepathy" and witness "dazzling feats of lie detection and what must be psychic phenomena." "My partner is always the audience," said Kane. "Today's audience wants to be part of the show. We're living in the age of video games and the Internet where people are accustomed to helping to make things happen."

A lifelong comic book fan, Kane invites his audience to tap into their inner superhero. "I think we all dream of getting that letter from Hogwarts," Kane says, "of being told like Neo in The Matrix, 'You are the One.' We all want to be like the X-Men and discover that what is odd about us is actually extraordinary."

A highly trained Shakespearean actor, his talent isn't limited to the stage. Some of Kane's most exciting work has been done in classrooms and the greater community: the Connecticut State Commission on the Arts named him a Master Teaching Artist in 1994. Kane has created and performed works for major museums, arts centers and festivals, including the Smithsonian Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Peabody Museum at Yale, the Ridgefield Museum of Contemporary Art, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich Connecticut, and a community outreach program for the Crown Heights History Project at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, sponsored by the New York Times Foundation.

Tickets are available at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's e-mail list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. Become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook and keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts. Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 28, 2011

Vol. 43, No. 288