Liberty Magic: Peter Samelson in SLEIGHT-LY MENTAL MAGIC

Liberty Magic: Peter Samelson in SLEIGHT-LY MENTAL MAGIC

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Liberty Magic: Peter Samelson in SLEIGHT-LY MENTAL MAGIC

Liberty Magic: Peter Samelson in SLEIGHT-LY MENTAL MAGIC

Wed, Jun 3 - Sun, Jul 5, 2020
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Liberty Magic

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our venues and events. The safety of our guests, staff, and artists is of paramount importance, and in continued response to Governor Wolf's order, effective March 19, 2020 until further notice, to prohibit the operation of all businesses that are not life-sustaining, we have come to the extremely difficult decision to suspend additional Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events, extending through June 14.

As a result, all performances of Sleight-ly Mental Magic have been cancelled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our guest services team will be in touch regarding ticket options. Please watch your inbox for an email from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we process a large number of requests. 

Peter Samelson, master magician and off-Broadway star, literally wrote the book on Theatrical Magic. Co-founder of New York City’s longest running off-Broadway magic show Monday Night Magic and frequent performer at Speakeasy Magick, one of NY’s hottest new shows at the McKittrick Hotel, Peter has been hailed as New York’s most distinguished illusionist, entertainer, and philosopher.

A recent recipient of the Merlin Award for Lifetime Achievement, Peter is one of the most sought after theatrical wizards. He has created magic for some of Broadway’s biggest plays and musicals including Leap of Faith, Harvey, The Cherry Orchard, Winters Tale, the National Tour of Pippin, the musical Houdini, Carnival at the Papermill Playhouse, Tom Stoppard’s Travesties, and the Menotti opera The Consul. Additionally, Peter has created and starred in three critically acclaimed one-man off-Broadway shows: The Magician, PaperWork, and Radnevsky's Real Magic.

Sleight-ly Mental Magic, Peter’s latest 75-minute, one-man tour de force, blends a lifetime of sleight-of-hand and sorcery; mentalism and mayhem; laughter and lunacy into one spectacular interactive performance that will leave you wanting more. The audience becomes part of the show with several opportunities to interact with Peter as he introduces Pittsburgh to his innovative comedic style. Peter’s mastery of decades old magic traditions brings a new dimension to this intimate parlor magic show. The true mystery revealed in Sleight-ly Mental Magic is this: Peter insists that he doesn’t actually do any magic at all: he only helps people see the magic that already exists in their minds. Be sure to join us for a fantastic evening that is sure to spark your sense of wonder.

Run Time: 75 minutes
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