An Evening with Max Maven
Using an advanced (and highly unorthodox) set of psychological principles and techniques, Max is able to discern the thoughts of total strangers. PEOPLE magazine hailed his work as "a new form of participatory theater." This is weird stuff--and audiences love it. Max Maven's mysteries transcend linguistic and cultural boundaries: He's performed in over two dozen countries. His full-evening one-man show, Thinking in Person, had a critically acclaimed two-month run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and he has headlined nightclubs across the United States. Max has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs, top talkshows and variety specials, as well as acting on comedy and dramatic shows including: Count DeClues' Mystery Castle for the Fox network, and guest-starring on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and General Hospital. The late Orson Welles wrote that Max Maven has "the most original mind in magic." He's published over 1700 creations. As a consultant he has worked with David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Doug Henning, Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, and many others. Recently, Magic magazine, the leading intraprofessional conjuring journal, published a list of the 100 most influential people in the field of theatrical magic during the 20th century.
Benjamin Barnes is the producer of the longest running magic show in Chicago's history. While he is a fixture at corporate and special events, Benjamin has also appeared at some of the premiere showplace in the world including Hollywood's world famous Magic Castle.
Three-time award winner at the prestigious World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, Bill Cook has been hailed by his peers as the Young Master of Magic. Bill has been featured nationally and internationally on every major television network, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Showtime, SyFy, The Movie Channel, Telemundo, and Italy’s Cannale 5. He has appeared on NBC's The Today Show, Wizard Wars, Penn & Teller's Fool Us, and on Extra with Mario Lopez. Bill is also one of the featured stars of Make Believe--the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival Winner for Best Documentary. Currently, Bill is one of the stars of the CW Network's Masters of Illusion television series. Combining music with mind-blowing magic, Bill Cook’s high-energy show features comedy, drama, and interactive audience participation. His ability to entertain both young and old alike, make him one of the most versatile performers working today.
Jeanette has lectured across the country on the ontological nature of magic and the creative process. She has also produced and performed in numerous public runs of her show, starting when she was 8 years old when she performed and co-produced two 1-1/2 hour stage shows with a fellow young magician held in fine arts centers across Chicagoland, to her most recent sold-out run of her one-woman show, Lumia, hosted at an art gallery. She recently was named a 2014 Artist-in Residence for Escape to Create’s 22nd Season and performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.