The Daryl Roth Theatre presents the New York premiere of this performance piece by magician Derek DelGaudio, directed by Emmy winner Frank Oz. More…
In 'In & of Itself,' DelGaudio examines the illusion of identity. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show.
See it if You like magic and even if you don’t. This is much more than magic. It makes you look at who you are...at who WE are. Lovely.
Don't see it if If you’re just too jaded to have fun, let go and believe in magic.
See it if You want to see an artful, cerebral storytelling illusion show. Derek Delguardio pulls off a masterful performance with absorbing tales.
Don't see it if You don’t like magic or would prefer a play. This is an experience performance.
See it if it was very interesting. the magic was very good , the story, even a little slow was very good and worked with the play. It kept you on edge
Don't see it if If you do not like magic or this genre of show, you will not like this. the star of the show is fantastic.
See it if you want to see a really great magic show that's also interested in telling a story and succeeds on both counts.
Don't see it if you have no sense of wonder.
See it if you like to be dazzled by imaginative and masterful illusion/magic/black arts/sleight of hand.
Don't see it if you aren't prepared for pretentious & often slow storytelling between the clever tricks; or you shiver at the sound of shuffling cards
See it if you enjoy the creation of a suspenseful, foreboding atmosphere & magic, easily distracted by well-refined tricks that can sometimes awe
Don't see it if you want magic shows to have lots of magic & less distraction, don't like lengthy anecdotes that postpone the magic, don't like being fooled
See it if You love a good yarn from an interesting storyteller, plus a bit of magic thrown in along the way.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy slowly-paced one-man shows or are hoping for an entire show's worth of magic. There are maybe five "tricks" in the piece.
See it if You want to see a few amazing feats. Impossible to understand how he does these things. Fantastic in that sense. But a lot of talk. Slow.
Don't see it if You want something fast paced or even medium paced. This is pretty slow and the 75 minutes seemed much longer than that!
See it if you want to lose yourself for 75 minutes of mind-blowing fun and wonder while having this pause also make you think.
Don't see it if you need quick action by a rousing cast that has no pause. Here, you need to pay attention to one person.
See it if you like magicians with excellent hand skills and philosophical patter.
Don't see it if you are not willing to suspend disbelief. The performance often seems slow even unimpressive until DelGaudio suddenly connects.
See it if Fantastic magic show with stories thrown in. Be sure to take something from the wall (think for a moment before you choose). Great ending!
Don't see it if You're not willing to be amazed.
See it if You like over-arching themes of illusion, identity, belief in the unseen, finding connection. It's magical, in every sense. You'll tear up.
Don't see it if Expecting standard magician fare. The show is special for many reasons, including the stories in-between. Don't read too much beforehand.
See it if You are looking for a little over an hour of a different experience. A little magic, a little one-man-show, and fun if you just go with it.
Don't see it if You don't like being spoken down to. The performer is a world class magician, and his mannerisms are sometimes a little stilted and forced.
See it if A memorable night at the theater with a world-class magician. Amazing program however a bit wordy and slow at times.
Don't see it if Do not go if you are not interested in magic and the slight of hand or a solo performance.
See it if you’d be entertained by a slow-burn theater experience. It takes awhile to get going for a 90-minute show, but is ultimately enjoyable.
Don't see it if you find the price point high for what this is: somewhat interesting stories interspersed w/some card tricks & 2 fimpressive show-closers.
See it if Personal stories interspersed with elegant magic tricks. A riveting evening not to be missed. Your mind will be blown!
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play or musical. Otherwise, take a chance on this show! At 75minutes, you won’t regret it!
See it if You seek a unique theatrical experience delivered by a master storyteller and magician. The show comes together in a profound way.
Don't see it if You are expecting a flashy magic show. While there are magic elements to the show, it is about so much more than that.
See it if you want to see more than a parade of "tricks" and don't mind this being less a magic show and more a sincere theatrical experience.
Don't see it if you prefer magic to monologizing, you're expecting flashy Vegas showmanship, or self-seriousness grates on you.
See it if you enjoy interesting stories told in a slow but compelling manner,impressive memorization skills,& excellent staging for a small production
Don't see it if You're expecting a program of one magic trick after another. There are some, well done, but the focus is on the narrative and memory work.
See it if you want to experience a one-of-a-kind performance. Derek Delgaudio told touching stories and performed in ways that seem impossible.
Don't see it if you don't find illusions magical
See it if you want to be amazed by some outstanding illusions, and don't mind the slow pace & lengthy stories in between.
Don't see it if you're expecting a fast-paced show, with lots of action and excitement
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