Magical Jews: Mystery & History with Allan Kronzek
Magical Jews: The Life & Times of The Herrmanns, The Bambergs, Houdini, Malini, Leipzig and Other Great Jewish Magicians You’ve Never Heard Of
Sleight-of-hand artist and author Allan Zola Kronzek will bring history and mystery to the Southampton Arts Center on Monday, July 22, at 7 P.M. Part illustrated talk and part performance, Kronzek will examine the lives of eight iconic Jewish performers and the impact they had on the culture of their times and the world of magic.
Among the curious topics: How a Polish immigrant launched a craze for sawing women in half; how a 16th century Renaissance engineer shaped the art of card magic; and how the son of a Hungarian rabbi became the highest-paid entertainer in the world.
$15; $12 SAC members