Fringe review: Andrea Merlyn's Book of Secrets


Andrea Merlyn's Book of Secrets

Taylor Martin; Indianapolis

3 stars

Andrea Merlyn's Fringe-favorite magic show returns this

year, with the magician looking back upon a life and career full of wonder and

adventure. While fans of Meryln's greatest hits show at last year's Fringe will

continue to be wowed by the slight-of-hand tricks and equipment, it should be

said that this year's show contains considerably more anecdotes. This is hardly

a problem, though, as Merlyn deftly navigates witty and humorous stories of

magical failure and star-studded glitz. As always, it's as much Andrea's odd

charm and sense of humor that makes this show worth attending as much as the

magic itself.

Theatre on the Square, Stage Two: Thursday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 9:00 p.m.;

Sunday, Aug. 29, 3:00 p.m.