A show about a young man inspired by Harry Houdini’s escapes and magic who seeks to escape the limits of his own life is slated to open at 59E59 Theaters complete with magic.
Regular Little Houdini, written and performed by DanielLLewelyn-Williams, directed by Joshua Richards and produced by Flying Bridge Theatre runs Dec. 13-17 at 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues.
Set in Newport, South Wales, the show follows a dockworker’s son, inspired by Houdini’s magic, who dreams of becoming a magician to escape the Welsh working-class reality of his life in Edwardian Britain.
“Is it possible to follow one’s dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud?” the production describes as the question at the core of the show.
Regular Little Houdini also features magic tricks created for the show by quick-change magician Adrian Solar and sleight-of-hand artist Tom Silburn.
Performances are Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 15 at 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 16 at 2:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 ($20 for 59E59 members) at Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or through www.59e59.org.