MARTIN MERCY Monday, January 26, 7 p.m.
Guests $20 • Club Members Free
At four years of age Martin’s father, an amateur magician, amazed him by turning a paper tissue into an egg. Martin has been mesmerized by magic since then, and has been hooked on magic for life. Martin has been a member of the world famous Hollywood Magic Castle since 1996, as well as a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He served on the Board of Directors for International Brotherhood of Magician, Ring 21, in Hollywood from 1999 to 2006, and was its president from 2005 to 2006. He also served as an advisor and mentor for students of Ulysess S. Grant High School’s prominent Magic Club. Martin is proud to boast having two of his students as junior members of the Hollywood Magic Castle. He taught magic as part of the summer curriculum at Grant High School, and as part of the STAR enrichment program of Dixie Canyon Elementary School. Moving to Chicago in 2006, Martin is now a member of I.B.M. Ring 43 in Chicago, and serves on their Board of Directors. He is also a member of Wizards Club, Houdini Club, Knights of Slights, and a performing member of the Academy of Magical Arts (the Magic Castle).
Martin began working professionally for Granada Theatre in 1991 as their resident magician, and performed for audiences at this prestigious dinner theatre until moving to Chicago. He produced, directed and per- formed in magical productions for Granada Theatre’s special fund-raising events. He was also periodically seen on stage as a performer in many Southern California theatrical venues. Martin has established himself as one of the finest restaurant magicians today.
What you will learn
Martin lecture is called “Simple Magic to Please the Lay-Audience.” He will teach how to use simple self-work- ing effects to dazzle a lay audience at restaurants, as well as in walk-around and close-up environments, and how to promote more and larger tips with audiences more than willing to give. Some of the effects he will be demonstrating are:
• Magic Kiss
• Best Friends
• Loves Me . . Loves Me Not
• Indian Casino Blackjack
• Bermuda Triangle
• Show Me Da Money
• Merlin’s Book of Spells
• Here’s A Little Tip For You
• plus a demonstration of his new portable and easy-to-carry Professional Close-Up Table.
Past lecturers have included the following: Aaron Fisher, Aldo and Rachel Colombini, Arthur Trace, Bill Abbott, Bob Sheets, Bruce Bernstein, Chris Capehart, Dan Fleshman, Dan Harlan, Darwin Ortiz, Daryl (twice), David Calzada, David Campos, David Merry, David Parr, David Regal, David Roth, David Solomon, David Stone, David Williamson, Don England, Doug Malloy, Eric Jones, Eugene Burger, Geoff Williams, Glenn Morphew, Jeremiah Zuo, Jim Krzak, Jim Sisti, John Lovick, Kainoa Harbottle, Keith Fields, Kozmo, Michael Ammar, Mike Hall, Nathan Kranzo, Oz Pearlman, Paul Gertner, Paul Green, Peter Eggink, Richard Sanders, Sean Bogunia, Steve Bryant, Steve Daly, Steve Draun, Tom Dobrowolski (thrice), Tomas Medina, Tony Noice, and Whit Haydn.
In addition, we have an annual magic contest which is recorded and broadcast on Comcast Cable's "It's Magic" television show.
2014 Contest Winners: 1st Place John Jurney; 2nd Place Bruce Young; 3rd Place Mark Doetsch
For membership info, contact Mark Doetsch at 224-627-3381 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org