Magic shows fill onlookers with a sense of wonder, much like watching a parade of Disneyland floats crash into the Grand Canyon. Get astonished with this GrouponLive deal to Sam Eaton's The Quantum Eye Mentalism & Magic Show at Theatre 80. Choose between the following options:
- For $22, you get general admission for one (up to a $53.78 value, including fees).
- For $42, you get general admission for two (up to a $107.56 value, including fees).
Mentalist Sam Eaton pairs a demure suit with a brightly colored shirt and tie, embodying the contrast between his schoolteacher mien and his dazzling command of the human mind's foibles and idiosyncrasies. Billed as the longest running one-man off-Broadway magic show by the Record Holders Republic, and praised by the nytheatre.com as possessing a "masterful use of prediction, supernormal mentalism, memorization and calculation," The Quantum Eye sees Eaton calling on preternatural powers of memory and his ability to read body language. During performances, he pulls a variety of mind-powered tricks from his cerebellum, whether correctly guessing the name of a childhood pet, finding chosen cards in shuffled decks, or copying a freshly drawn doodle line for line without looking. Eaton also possesses an easygoing sense of humor, which helps him lower the mental defenses of audiences so he can send a squadron of tiny spies into their brains.
Occupying the location of a Prohibition-era nightclub that hosted the likes of Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and Frank Sinatra, Theatre 80 got its start in 1970s as a film-revival house. Now a fixture of the East Village cultural scene, the space plays host to a diverse lineup of events, from world premieres of plays to dance exhibitions for the community.