Ryan Siebert, Indianapolis
Marian Underground: 317 New Jersey. While I appreciate the dexterity with which magician Ryan Siebert turns one coin into four, guesses the name of a stranger's best friend and extricates himself from a straight jacket, I am not much moved by these tricks. I get a greater kick from Siebert's playful reverence for "magic" markers, his intentionally clumsy ascent to a unicycle and the way he makes balls disappear for one stage volunteer, while leaving them in plain sight for everyone else. Siebert needs more of these genuinely engaging feats to lengthen his show from 40 minutes to the required 50.
Friday, Aug. 27, 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 6:00 p.m.
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