It's no secret that Indianapolis' artistic identity is characterized by a vast patchwork of independent artisans of all trades. In that spirit, several masters of illusion are emerging as a thread in that great tapestry. Instead of painting canvas or molding clay, magicians use methods of persuasion and intuition to elevate a simple interaction into surprising spectacles. Now David Ranalli, recently featured on WFYI's Art of the Matter and in several area restaurants, is offering a unique and fun Friday night for those looking for a twist on the typical Italian dinner date night.
Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant has started hosting the acclaimed magician for a Magical Dinner Theater. It is an interactive show full of comedy, magic, and psychological twists. The debut show sold out quickly, and Ranalli will be returning for the first of several encore presentations on Friday, May 10 starting at 6 p.m.
For a $50 ticket, each guest will be treated to a three course dinner and enjoy a one hour magic show unlike anything you'd expect. Not to disappoint or ruin the mystery, but there won't be any bunnies in hats, sawing through boxes or curtained rooms. Ranalli's engaging works of illusion truly shine in this intimate private setting, which leaves more room for personal interaction than a typical theater. Guests of his shows are amazed by his mysterious talents, and are pleasantly surprised to find themselves laughing through his youthful energy. His unique brand of humor and intellect drives his craft and makes for wildly fun night of entertainment. It is worth noting since the content is geared toward adults, no guests under the age of 16 will be permitted. For night owls, there will be a second show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets for the late show are $35 each and include appetizers, a drink and dessert.
If interested in securing one of the fifty coveted seats for these performances, contact Maggiano's banquet manager Georjean Cecil at 814-0727.
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