A night with Joshua Jay: A rare glimpse into a truly secret world

by | Feb 10, 2022 | What’s Happening

Thursday, March 3, Simon Family JCC

Joshua Jay, bestselling author of Magic and other books, has performed on stages in more than 100 countries. Next month, he’ll perform in Tidewater as a part of the Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family’s Jewish Book Festival.

Magicians are experts at creating a sense of wonder and making audiences believe the impossible is possible, never revealing their secrets. In his new book, How Magicians Think: Misdirection, Deception, and Why Magic Matters, Jay describes the making of illusions, the psychology behind them, and the characters who create them. During his Tidewater show, Jay will provide a rare glimpse into a truly secret world, without ruining the thrill and excitement of a great magic show.

Jay has worked with, and learned from, some of the greats from David Copperfield to David Blaine and Teller, all of whom have allowed him behind the scenes to observe their highly confidential creative process. This compelling and thoughtful exploration of the world of magic isn’t to be missed.

For more information or to register, visit JewishVA.org/BookFest or contact Hunter Thomas, United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Arts & Ideas director, at HThomas@UJFT.org or 757-965-6137.

-Sierra Lautman