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The Magical Life of Harry Houdini

A FREE event presented by Greenville Chautauqua

Event Types: Theatre , Literary Arts

Apr 12, 2022 7:00 PMApr 12, 2022 8:30 PM

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From his birth to his death, Houdini led a life of mystery and controversy. He was a world-renowned magician, an escape artist, an author, and an avid collector and historian. He was a pioneering film-maker and aviator. He debunked con men and fake mediums who used magician’s tricks to cheat the public and was the frequent subject of their death threats. He trained police officers in improved restraint techniques and wrote a guide for surviving mine collapses.

Nearly a hundred years since his untimely death, Ehrich Weiss, as Houdini, remains the most famous magician in history.

LIVE IN PERSON EVENT – Come join the show live! You must register to attend the live presentation at the Hughes Main Library where you, too, can join in the conversation. Seating at this live event is limited.

LIVESTREAM VIEWING - Want to watch from home in your pjs?

The Houdini Talk will be livestreamed and questions will be taken from the virtual audience. A link to the livestream will be available at when the event starts.

This event is not a costumed performance but will feature audience Q/A. Larry Bounds will perform as Houdini in the History Comes Alive Festival June 10 – 19, 2022

More Information & Registration: Call 864-244-1499 or see website

Hughes Main Library

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