Trick and Treat

Penn & Teller have had the longest running magic show in Las Vegas for good reason. The duo isn’t as corny as Criss Angel, and their performance combines comedy, suspense, and political discourse in the best possible way. Sure, the libertarian and atheist rants can get a little tiring, but the duo can debunk most myths and pseudosciences in seconds. Plus, it’s amazing to watch Penn shoot a gun at Teller point blank and see Teller effortlessly catch the bullet in his teeth. Trying to debunk Penn & Teller’s tricks is a waste of time, as the show is completely seamless. The duo may provide a slight reveal on occasion, but you will inevitably ask yourself “how did they do that?”

Get mystified at Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main Street at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 24. All ages tickets start at $45. Call 480-644-6500 or visit

Fri., Oct. 24, 8 p.m., 2014
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Melissa Fossum
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