Bobby Torkova

Fri, March 23 @ 7:30 PM
Sat, March 24 @ 8:00 PM

Show suitable for ages 12 and up.

A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat is an autobiographical solo show about a little boy who stutters, explores his relationship with his father, and dreams of becoming a magician.

While this is not your traditional magic show, Bobby Torkova’s unique and personal approach does feature magic performances to help illustrate the story.

Having a love of magic since the age of seven, Bobby Torkova has been pursuing his dream ever since.  He has won numerous awards for his magic including the 2013 Merlin Award for Best Classical Magic, and he is a first-place winner in the Society of American Magicians National Competition.  In 2004, he was chosen by Academy Award-winning producer Alan Miller to collaborate with the noted Ying Quartet at Symphony Space in New York City.

In 2006, he wrote and performed his original play Thought Prints to great success at the New York City Fringe Festival. A scholar of magic and its history, Torkova has acted as a magic consultant to several off-Broadway productions and been featured in David Pogue's bestselling Magic for Dummies.

A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat was conceived by award-winning magician Bobby Torkova through the ANDTheatre Company’s Play Development Program. The show started out as a collection of stories about how Bobby learned to perform magic as a child while overcoming his stuttering. Under the direction of Gene Santarelli, it grew into a full-length show during a three-year period of development. A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat debuted to outstanding success on November 13, 2017 during the Go Solo festival.


“Torkova is unquestionably among the best!” – The New York Post

“I loved every minute of it! Your story is poignant and the way you shared it with the audience was powerful. It was very touching and your magic was awesome!” - Bill Fitzhugh: New York, NY

“I laughed, I had shivers, I cried. It was beautiful and heart warming.” - Harry Mandel: New York, NY

Fri, March 23 @ 7:30 PM
Sat, March 24 @ 8:00 PM


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2840 Pine Road
Pine Valley Plaza
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
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