Magic Dropout

Rob Teszka

Rob Teszka, almost-PhD of magic, presents an irreverent magic show about failure! Enjoy a mind-blowing cocktail of tongue-in-cheek takes on everything from Mai Tais to academic burnout.

'Magic Dropout' combines storytelling with magic; including a science award, invisible drinks, and an improvised academic lecture! The stories touch (gently) on themes of unfairness, academia, drinking, and how expectations differ from reality. Rob encourages us to laugh at our failures and be kind to ourselves (in exactly the way academia doesn’t).

Originally debuted during the 2020 pandemic Mini-Fringe, the show was completely rewritten for COVID safety. Now it’s back, to be performed as envisioned. Join Rob Teszka for the unexpected results of a decade researching the psychology of magic!
"An emotional mixture of magic and memoir from a world built on illusions" – Capilano Courier

"Goes far beyond sleight of hand" – Stir
Event Info
Genre: Theatre, Comedy
Duration: 60 mins
Price: $18
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Box Office Info
Membership: All attendees must purchase a 2023 Festival Membership (a one-off $10 fee) before their first show. One required per party member – Free for 13 and under.
Tickets: Limited door sales. Advance online bookings encouraged.
Latecomer Policy: Latecomers will be admitted only after the first trick.
Show Info
Written By: Rob Teszka
Directed By: Travis Bernhardt
Age Rating: All Ages
Warnings: Coarse Language
Access Tip
September 8, 2023 9.30pm
Price: $18
September 9, 2023 4.45pm
Price: $18
September 10, 2023 6.45pm
Price: $18
September 13, 2023 6.00pm
Price: $18
September 14, 2023 8.30pm
Price: $18
September 17, 2023 1.30pm
Price: $18


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