You can enjoy the sensational, world-class stage magic of Joey Pipia featured in, Delusions of Grandeur, presented for one show only, Saturday, February 23rd, 8 pm, at Open Space for Arts & Community on Vashon.
Expect to be dazzled by this stage show crafted from years of unique experiences.
Pipia is a central performer, writer and producer of the legendary Stage Left Vaudeville Show at the Oregon Country Fair. His escape from a straightjacket while hanging 80 feet above Water Street in downtown Port Townsend was featured on Seattle NPR’s KUOW Presents, he performs at the international Moisture Festival, and tours regularly with The New Old Time Chautauqua and The Flying Karamazov Brothers.
Delusions of Grandeur is a seventy-five minute one-of-a-kind theatrical event where wonder and the absurd are presented as one; the audience leaves affirmed in the belief that life is profoundly marvelous. No fancy boxes, no smoke or mirrors. Instead, it’s just the magic; straight up, fast paced, funny, and amazing.
"Joey Pipia is a pro," says islander Kevin Joyce about the magician’s performance on Joyce’s TV show, Big Night Out. Pipia added an original twist to Houdini’s classic needle swallowing effect; he used shards of broken glass taken from a bottle Joyce had just smashed.
"He created a huge sensation," adds Joyce.
"See this show, live happily ever after," says Jake Seniuk, Director of The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, who brought in Pipia’s original magic as the final event of the museum’s series, The Art of Healing, adding, "he’s an imp, a wizard with a sixth sense."
Pipia is back on Vashon after last year’s two sold out shows of The Magic Chamber: 30 seats, 60 minutes, one outrageous event. That intimate show toured the Northwest culminating in a sold out run at Seattle’s Intiman Theater.
Pipia has appeared in film, on TV, and on stages across the country.
As for living happily ever after? "You’ll just have to see the show," he says.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 seniors and for kids under 12 years. Tickets may be purchased online from Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com, or by calling 800-838-3006; or locally at Books by the Way, 463-2696, or at the door if still available. Open Space for Arts & Community is located at 18870 103rd Ave SW, Vashon.