The hand became quicker than the eye in the late 1930s, when the eye finally retreated from an onslaught of Three Stooges-inspired poking incidents. Marvel at the hand’s antics with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get a variety-show outing for two at Rogue Productions Magic & Funshop in Elmhurst (up to a $34 total value). The outing includes the following:
- Two general-admission tickets to any show (up to a $24 value). Shows typically run every Saturday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., with other performances scheduled throughout the month.
- $10 gift-shop credit.<p>
From its beginnings as a backpack-bound trove of purchasable treasures tended by its magician owner, Rogue Productions Magic & Funshop now satisfies wonder cravings with weekly variety shows and a gag-packed gift store. Up-and-coming performers and stage veterans descend upon the amusement emporium every Saturday night to brew a wholesome blend of magic, comedy, rhyme spinning, and dancing. Producers ship in a new batch of jesters each week from royal courts around the country, and intermissions keep the action going with prize raffles and auctions. Adults can opt to attend the monthly “Freaky Friday” show, which features grownup humor and fire eaters, among other death-defying acts. The Funshop’s magic accessories range from gotcha gags such as fake lottery tickets ($2.50) that aren’t activated by wishing really hard to eye-wideners that include a levitation-fabricating rising card deck ($29.99).