the illusionists

The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry is one of the cast of seven amazing performers in 'The Illusionists.' photo: Joan Marcus.

‘The Illusionists’

My first close up and in person exposure to magic was when my mom hired Hey You the Clown to perform at a birthday party of mine when I was about six or seven years old. I became hoed on magic after I saw Hey You pour a glass of milk into a black top hat and then after reciting some magic phrase—possibly even Abracadabra—miraculously pull out a pack of Hostess Ho-Ho’s for the birthday boy. Then, while in eighth grade,

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