Awesome Fun! Spencers Theatre of Illusion



3 p.m., Sunday, October 30, 2011
Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Image: Spencers IllusionAudiences won't believe their eyes when they experience Spencers Theatre of Illusion at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2011, as part of the Quick Center's 2011-2012 "Awesome Fun" series. Kevin and Cindy Spencer are a husband-and-wife performing team who present a magical combination of drama, comedy, romance and suspense interspersed with elaborate stage illusions and plenty of audience participation. In one magical experiment, the entire audience is asked to get involved in a stunning, interactive mind reading experience. For added fun, there will be Halloween treats for all, and audience members are encouraged to come in costume and participate in a costume contest taking place that afternoon. Tickets are $35, $30, and $25. Children under 12 are $15.

As the stars of Theatre of Illusion, the Spencers are a highly respected and sought-after illusion team and tour with one of the largest illusion rigs in magical entertainment. They continue to redefine "magic" for a new generation delivering drama, spectacle, interaction, danger, and personality with each unforgettable performance. Described as "Modern Day Houdinis" by critics, they have been named "Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year" for a record-breaking six consecutive years and have twice been named "America's Best Entertainers." The Spencers were recently named "International Magicians of the Year," the top honor given by the International Magicians Society, joining the ranks of Doug Henning, Harry Blackstone, Jr., Penn & Teller, David Copperfield, and Criss Angel.

Image: Spencers IllusionKevin Spencer is the co-founder of Healing of Magic and the author of the Hocus Focus curriculum for special education students. Cindy Spencer is the first woman to be recognized by the International Brotherhood of Magicians and receive her own feature article and cover on the oldest magic magazine in the world, The Linking Ring.

Tickets to Spencers Theatre of Illusion at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2011, are $35, $30, and $25. Children under 12 are $15.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at fairfield.edu/quick.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit fairfield.edu/quick.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 21, 2011

Vol. 44, No. 91