Sam Eaton is a mentalist. A mentalist is a consummate bullshitter; they hone their skills of deception into a razor sharp art form. Armed only with a mental agility developed over years of practice, Sam Eaton has created an off Broadway show to showcase his extreme talents.
That show is The Quantum Eye: Deception. I recently went to review this superbly staged show for UNCOOLKIDS.COM. Below is a slice of the review:
With his hair helmet shining, noted mentalist and super cool guy, Sam Eaton took the stage and announced: â€œTONIGHT THERE WILL BE NO SECRETS!â€ I winced as I couldnâ€™t help but wonder if he was going to tell the audience that I wasnâ€™t toilet trained till first grade (he didnâ€™t).
In truth I had no clear idea as to what a mentalist was or what they did and I was a little apprehensive. I neednâ€™t have worried. Sam Eaton was more than a mentalist; this man was a master performer.
EVERY feat of mystery he performed he used a volunteer from the Petri dish that was the audience. The night I attended the soup included: smarmy suburban 10-year-old boys, the Scottish, Egyptian au pairs, guys in ties, blue hairs and me!
And all of us fell in love with the man as over the course of 90 painfully short minutes he won our hearts. He commanded all of our attention, weaving a rich tapestry of bad jokes and mysterious feats of mental agility.
He had the kind of charisma that people said David Koresh or Hitler used to possess, only you know in a non-genocidal Christ complex having kind of way.
Now, Iâ€™m not saying I have a â€œmancrushâ€ on the dude, but, well, my girlfriend said it best when she told me she found him, â€œkinda dreamy in a Gabe Kaplan/ Egon Spangler kind of way.â€(I love my girlfriend.)
In retrospect, I understand that the stage persona he created was just one of the innumerable tools he uses in his deception, which only makes me respect and envy him more!
I wonâ€™t tell you exactly what his act consisted of, first off because it would rob you of the wonderment of the experience. But also because I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m a good enough writer to capture the uniqueness of the evening.
I will however tell you that he completely blew my fragile lilâ€™ mind by just knowing things that he couldnâ€™t possibly know. In closing: this was one of the few experiences in my life that I was glad I was sober for. See it, trust me.
STUFF TO KNOW:-
â€¢ The Jewel Box Theater is on the 10th floor of a building whose ONLY elevator fits 7 people at a time: arrive early
â€¢ For future show times and general informational type stuff go to the THEQUANTUMEYE.COM
â€¢ Sam produces a show called, â€œPaul Carpenterâ€™s: The Psychicâ€- You can get info for this show on myspace.com
â€¢ Paul is a super cool guy who holds a world record for the fastest escape from a straight jacket.
â€¢ The Jewel Box Theater is also the home of the Guilty Pleasures Burlesque and Vaudeville Show.
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Copyright © 2010 Venditto
Copyright © 2010 Venditto
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