The world’s most famous mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin will perform on Friday August 24, 2012 at 8 p.m. at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
With a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist (or thought reader), The Amazing Kreskin has, for five decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind, his own! His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world, invoked in comedy clubs, comic strips, print stories, and TV shows. When Johnny Carson portrayed the character “Carnac the Magnificent” on the “Tonight Show”, he was spoofing The Amazing Kreskin. Kreskin, a favorite guest on Johnny’s show, was also a regular guest on Howard Stern, David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Regis and Kathy Lee, Merv Griffin and others.
In 2008, Tom Hanks produced and co-starred with John Malkovich in “The Great Buck Howard” which was fashioned after The Amazing Kreskin’s life. After over 50 years of performing, Kreskin has a new cult following. To quote David Letterman, “Kreskin should sue the producers of the TV show, “The Mentalist” for stealing his act. He’s the best mentalist in the world and he’s not acting!” Kreskin can tell people things about themselves that only a close family member or friend would know!
For his performances at the ArtsCenter, Amazing Kreskin has asked that his check be hidden by the audience somewhere in the theater during the show. He will attempt to find it and if he fails, he will forfeit his fee. In addition Kreskin will offer $1,000,000.00 to anybody that can prove that he employs paid secret assistants or confederates in any phase of his program to help him perform his mentalist “effects.”
ArtsCenter Stage productions at The ArtsCenter are made possible by the support of The North Carolina Arts Council, Orange County Arts Comission, The Carrboro Citizen, and The ArtsCenter Friends. Tickets are $22 General, $24 Day of show &, $20 for Friends of The ArtsCenter. Tickets go on sale For Friends of The ArtsCenter on July 28 and for the general public on August 1. Tickets can be bought online at www.artscenterlive.org by phone 919-929-2787 ext 201 or at The ArtsCenter Box Office – 300-G East Main Street Carrboro North Carolina.
The ArtsCenter is a non-profit teaching and presenting organization founded in 1974. The largest employer of artists in Orange County, NC, it serves nearly 60,000 people annually, through classes, studios, concerts, theatre, spoken word, gallery displays, more than 80 school shows, and more. The ArtsCenter exerts a local economic impact of almost $2,900,000 which generates the equivalent of 78 full time jobs and $231,000 in state and local tax revenue.