Magic Figures

The heck with pulling a rabbit out of a hat. The infamous duo of Penn & Teller has reinvented the traditional magic show by grafting on comedy and more than a little Vegas schtick. As one pundit once wagered, “If Penn & Teller could figure out a way to get the rabbit to pull them out of a hat, they almost certainly would.”

The duo, which has been performing together since the ‘70s, has taken their award-winning Las Vegas show on the road, and its Mesa stop this week marks the first time in more than a decade that Penn & Teller have performed in the Valley.

Fri., May 7, 8 p.m., 2010
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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