Magician David London is up to new tricks. London’s next appearance at Baltimore’s Theatre Project will be in a show called “(insert title here): An Evening with David London” on May 17. London will allow the audience to create their own magical experience by choosing from a menu of potential tricks, routines, shows, stories, games, as well as several curious points of discussion including alchemy, surrealism, wonder, creativity and all forms of magic, magick and majik.
The Baltimore resident will present more than 10 years of magical creations based on the preference of the audience and the order in which they choose. His repertoire includes original performance pieces that explore subjects ranging from the wonders of Wonder Bread, to thinking outside the box, losing your train of thought and psychic celebrity toenail clippings.
“This is a special show because for the first time in over five years, I am mixing things up a bit, and allowing the audience to help construct the experience based on their own inclinations and desires,” London told the Blade. “I am doing this to free myself of my script, with the hopes of providing both the audience and myself the opportunity to be more present with each other, and have increased the likelihood of genuine human interaction in my show!”
His shows have received favorable reviews from such publications as the Washington Post and the Baltimore City Paper.
London has created five original theatrical magic productions, including Cerebral Sorcery, …Art of Dreams, The Adventure to the Imagi Nation and Magic Outside The Box, as well as authoring eight manuscripts related to magic and illusion, including “Imagining the Imagination,” “Daydreams” and “Borderland State.”
In 2012, London, along with his partner, Jeramie Bellmay, co-founded the Circus of Wonders, (circusofwonders.com), which specializes in developing custom circus packages for special events, festivals, as well as theatrical and nightlife experiences.
“(insert title here): An Evening with David London” starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 17 and is recommended for ages 16 and over. London suggests the audience arrive early for interactive magic in the lobby. The Theatre Project is located at 45 W. Preston St. in Baltimore.
Tickets are $20 general admission or $15 for students. They can be purchased at: http://www.brownpapertickets.