Magician Nate Staniforth's Search for Wonder

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Drexel Theater
2254 E Main St
Bexley, OH 43209

Enjoy an intimate evening of wonder and astonishment with magician and author Nate Staniforth at The Drexel Theatre, Gramercy's community partner for this exclusive central Ohio event. Called the “Bob Dylan of magic,” Staniforth will share his earnest and heartfelt memoir, Here is Real Magic: A Magician’s Search for Wonder in the Modern World (January 16, Bloomsbury) about rediscovering the importance of wonder in everyday life.
Tickets at $10 can be obtained at Gramercy Books, 2424 E. Main Street, and can be applied toward the purchase of Staniforth’s book.

The former host of Discovery Channel’s international hit TV show Breaking Magic, Nate Staniforth has spent most of his life and all of his professional career trying to understand wonder––what it is, where to find it, and how to share it with others. He became a magician because he learned at a young age that magic tricks don't have to be frivolous. Magic doesn't have to be about sequins and smoke machines––rather, it can create a moment of genuine astonishment. 

But after years on the road as a professional magician, crisscrossing the country and performing four or five nights a week, every week, Staniforth was disillusioned, burned out, and ready to quit. Instead, he went to India in search of magic. Here Is Real Magic follows Nate Staniforth's evolution from an obsessed young magician to a broken wanderer and back again. It tells the story of his rediscovery of astonishment--and the importance of wonder in everyday life--during his trip to the slums of India, where he infiltrated a three-thousand-year-old clan of street magicians. Here Is Real Magic is a call to all of us--to welcome awe back into our lives, to marvel in the everyday, and to seek magic all around us.