An evening of puzzles, cryptology and illusions from David Kwong, a renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor. More…
From the show:
David Kwong invites you to step into the mysterious, historic world of the Riverbank Estate, the “cradle of cryptology,” reimagined at The High Line Hotel’s gothic Hoffman Hall. Guests will experience mind-bending illusions, and solve entertaining riddles and puzzles. The Enigmatist will blur reality and fiction — and leave you in awe of Kwong’s secret talents.
See it if you love magic &/or puzzles. Charismatic DH rapidly creates crossword! Thin on issues (no politics), but joy of mental gymnastics. Gd crowd.
Don't see it if you want real theater w/tradl perf. DH is funny, but not stand-up. Magic interwoven w/puzzle-solving. Fun, absorbing. Go early to venue!
See it if You love trying to solve 5 challenges thru-out show, see him make a crossword puzzle in 2.5 minutes, & see how objects turn up elsewhere.
Don't see it if You don't like solving the 4 pre-show puzzles beforehand. But they have a "little hint" and a "big hint" for each puzzle, so that helps!!
See it if Like chamber magic performed by engaging, mentally quick fellow in tight, quasi-nightclub setting. "Whoa-how'd he do that?!" plus puzzles!
Don't see it if Hate card tricks, audience participation (not mandatory), aren't puzzle-curious, don't like crosswords, expect a play. Nerdy/gentle surprise
See it if You enjoy puzzles (esp. crosswords, scrabbles, word puzzles), nerd talk, and magic (traditional tricks). Faint plot to connect the tricks.
Don't see it if Don't like audience participation, which is even more for front row folks. Some overlap with Darren Brown's Secret but this has puzzles.
See it if you are a fan of puzzles, magic and cryptology! David does an amazing job of entertaining the audience throughout his presentation.
Don't see it if looking for a music or play. This is more of up close magic show, with some great puzzles mixed in. Seats can be somewhat uncomfortable also
See it if You like puzzles and figuring stuff out. He was very engaging and entertaining. Kept you guessing.
Don't see it if You do not like magic or mentalism
See it if He’s highly intelligent and figured out a way to combine puzzles and magic that’s engaging, involves audience & displays his amazing talent
Don't see it if You really dislike puzzles, but it’s a lot of fun to watch him. I enjoyed solving some of the pre puzzles &my husband got 1 in the show.
See it if you enjoy puzzles, illusions, magic and cracking codes.
Don't see it if you don't like puzzles, illusions or stimulating your brain to crack some codes.
See it if You enjoy magic shows and brain teasers. Kwong explains magic and puzzles have been his lifelong obsession, and he’s mastered the art forms.
Don't see it if You want a theatrical experience. There’s almost no storytelling aspect to it. You don’t like participating.
See it if A must for puzzle, Scrabble and magic fans. Also for the curious and those interested in fun, new experiences.
Don't see it if You want anything like a Broadway show. This is a single performer showing his expertise in magic and puzzles, with audience participation.
See it if you like nerdy things like crossword puzzles, scrabble, historical stories of cryptographers... and also mental magic.
Don't see it if you don't want to participate in your entertainment; you don't care about magic.
See it if You like magic, scrabble, science, history, crossword puzzles, thinking.
Don't see it if you want big and splashy, you don't like solving puzzles, or being made to think while you are being entertained.
See it if You like magic. You like puzzles. You like scrabble or maybe you appreciate scrabble. You want to have a fun date night.
Don't see it if Puzzles annoy you. You find magic a waste of time.
See it if you like magic, illusionist, and puzzels. It was very well thought out, multiple layers of tricks. Will surprise you in a good way.
Don't see it if you want to see a play
See it if If you like numbers, math, puzzling, ciphers, and "magic". If you like to think and be entertained. If you like to participate! WONDERFUL
Don't see it if if you want to see a typical broadway show.. this is nothing like that this show is wonderful brilliant and entertaining & the venue's great
See it if You like puzzles, magic and or Scrabble. David Kwong manages to interweave them all in an entertaining, intelligent manner that is also fun!
Don't see it if You want a traditional theatrical event or you don't like magic.
See it if You're really into puzzles and/or are open to feeding off of the enthusiasm of the performer (which is infectious!)
Don't see it if You want to see a more traditional show with a plot and multiple characters or have no interest in puzzles of any kind
See it if You like puzzles and magic as well as audience interaction. There’s also a little bit of history of cryptology.
Don't see it if You dislike solving puzzles or audience interaction. This is not a play, so there is not really a storyline to follow
See it if you enjoy puzzles and slight of hand magic tricks. Intimate space at a great venue. Good buildup to some impressive tricks. Fun experience.
Don't see it if you are not in the mood to think and put effort into figuring out puzzles.