The Spencer's 'Theatre of Illusion,' runs tonight

Contributed To The Press • Nov 1, 2013 at 6:09 PM

“Theatre of Illusion” is not your run-of-the-mill magic show, and the Spencers are not your typical magicians. The Spencers carry a lot of equipment in their 65 foot customized truck and trailer, but a rabbit and a top hat are not in the inventory.

The Spencers’ production is a unique fusion of magic and illusion, humor and mystery, and persona and personality. With a background in clinical psychology, Kevin Spencer likes to say, “I was going to help people’s minds, but now I just mess with them.”

“Theatre of Illusion” stands in stark contrast to the traditional magic show. Spencer sees it not as a stage full of tricks used to fool people, but as a way to inspire viewers with a sense of wonder.

Audience members don’t simply watch the show, but are also invited to participate in the magic. Using magic much like a storyteller uses words, Spencer fuses this family-friendly production with a gamut of emotions. And with the skills of a master showman, he creates a world where nothing is impossible and anything can happen.

The Spencers have been described as “Modern Day Houdinis” by the critics. The duo presents a big, high-tech stage show that combines drama, comedy, romance and suspense with elaborate stage illusions.

The Spencers “Theatre of Illusion,” will perform at Niswonger Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Greeneville on tonight at 7:30.

Tickets are $30 for orchestra and mezzanine level seating and $20 for balcony seats. Tickets may be purchased online at www.npacgreeneville.com, in person at the NPAC box office, or by calling 638-1679. NPAC offers online seat selection and no-fee ticketing. The box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The 1,130 seat performing arts center is located adjacent to the campus of Greeneville High School in Greeneville.

For venue information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.npacgreeneville.com.

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