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Christian Cagigal attempts his most daring mix of magic and theatre where the audience no longer watches the show, they are the show.
Christian Cagigal attempts his most daring mix of magic and theatre where the audience no longer watches the show, they are the show.
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Magician Christian Cagigal and The EXIT Theatre have been working together to bring strange, innovative and theatre based magic shows to the public since 2006; works include The 13 Steps, the popular The Pandora Experiment, the long running Obscura and the critically acclaimed Now and at the Hour (World Premiere NYC FRIGID Fest 2009.) Whether telling dark tales with playing cards or a seance with a possibly haunted doll, each show strived to become a genuine piece of theatre that enveloped every audience member that came to experience it.

The Collection will be Christian's darkest and most audience involving show to date. Each night, select members of the audience will change from passive spectator to main character of the showas certain strange and magical choices are lay before them. This show will run for thirteen nights in a row 4/1/12 - 4/13/12; April Fool's Day to Friday The 13th. No extensions. 

The funds raised through Kickstarter will cover the costs of creating this ambitious show which usually includes multiple trips to hardware stores, craft stores, office supply stores, magic shops and antique malls (say nothing of eBay.) Especially when one considers the changes that occur in the rewriting process, creating a theatre-based magic show can become an expensive endeavor. Also, a portion of the funds will go to The EXIT Theatre to help them offset the financial risk of staying open for thirteen nights in a row, that includes rehearsal space as well as the theatre rental itself. 

For press and reviews on Christian's previous shows please go to:

www.christiancagigal.com

Special note about the Backers Rewards. 

This is what the Obscura posters look like before autograph and little number (it's on the left side of the screen:)

http://web.me.com/christiancagigal/Site/Obscura__A_Magic_Show_Press,_Reviews_%26_Videos.html

And, this is what Dianne Hoffman's "Magic Trick" looks like:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/collagelodge/sets/72157628765815143/show/

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    A public thank you on Christian's Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Fan Page and Google+ sites.

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    The above + some promo for you! When Christian thanks you on his social sites he'll also post a link to your blog, podcast, Etsy, Kickstarter, website, etc! Please nothing that could get him "flagged." Thank you much.

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    All of the above + a signed, numbered, limited edition poster from "Obscura: A Magic Show." Limited to 500 however, only 389 posters will be available at this level.

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    All of the above + ONE ticket to the OPENING Night performance of "The Collection" on SUNDAY April 1st, 2012 at 7 PM! April Fools Day! Ticket includes a meet and greet reception after the show, hosted by EXIT Theatre.
    (No late seating. Don't forget the show is at 7pm and not 8pm! No refund if you are late. Not transferable to another date. No children under 13, please. And, we can't be responsible for flying you in or putting you up. Should you decide to deny this gift, the ticket will be first donated to one of the many EXIT Theatre Volunteers. Thank you.)

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    All of the above + ONE Ticket to Closing Night (INSTEAD of Opening Night) performance of "The Collection" on FRIDAY April 13th, 2012 at 8PM! FRIDAY THE 13TH! Ticket includes a meet and greet reception after the show, hosted by EXIT Theatre.
    (No late seating. THIS SHOW IS AT 8PM! No refund if you are late. Not transferable to another date. No children under 13. No black cat's-we're allergic. And, we can't be responsible for flying you in or putting you up. Thank you for your understanding. Should you decide to deny this gift, the ticket will first be donated to one of the many EXIT Theatre Volunteers.)

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    Public Thank You and Promo Link on G+, Twitter, FB, FB Fan Page + The signed, limited, numbered poster of "Obscura: A Magic Show" + This art piece entitled "Magic Trick" created by San Francisco based artist Dianne Hoffman and inspired by Christian and his creepy little magic shows: Copy and Paste Link. http://www.flickr.com/photos/collagelodge/sets/72157628765815143/show/ (This does NOT include a ticket to the show. We apologize for not including it but we wanted others to get the chance at this piece, that otherwise would not be able to travel out to California.)

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    Public Thank and Promo Link on my G+, Twitter, FB, FB Fan Page + The signed, limited, numbered poster of "Obscura: A Magic Show" + Christian Himself! You get ONE private performance for 2 to 20 of your friends of "Obscura: A Magic Show" at your home or event. Available to anyone who lives between Sacramento and Los Angeles. That's right, we said Los Angeles! Christian will drive to you! (The show is 60 minutes long. Show must be indoors-cards fly away in the wind. A minimum of 2 people - cuz otherwise that's called a date and that's creepy. A maximum 20 people - cuz Christian's a small man and there's only so much of him to go around. Families are happily welcome but please remember Christian does not do kids magic shows. Exact date of the event to be determined by both parties. This does NOT include a ticket to "The Collection" or Dianne Hoffman's "Magic Trick" art piece. Again, we're trying to find ways to spread the love so, thank you for your understanding.)

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