Rick Maue ♦ A Fine Li(n)e
June 7 @ 8:00 PM Ages 13+ BYOB 21+
June 8 @ 8:00 PM Ages 13+ BYOB 21+
For years, Rick Maue might have been Pittsburgh’s most famous magician you never heard of. His act included sleight-of-hand but was focused on mentalism (mind-reading and the like).
Rick Maue has been one of the most influtential performers in the field of Mentalism for many years. It all ended in 1996, when the Pittsburgh native and his family were involved in an horrendous car crash. Maue was left with life-changing injuries to his brain and internal organs, and though he’s regained his mental faculties, he still suffers from seizures, severe headaches and blurred vision.
He retains the respect of his industry peers, as evidence by the Lifetime Achievement Award he received at the 2016 MINDvention mentalism convention, in Las Vegas. At MINDvention, Maue also performed A Fine Li(n)e, the one-man show he’s been doing for the past year-and-a-half
The séance-debunking tradition of Houdini, have always been about “lying on stage to tell the truth about the world.” Inspired partly by famed monologist Spalding Gray, the 90-minute A Fine Li(n)e also gets autobiographical. The theme, Maue says, is “what I used to do and why I no longer do it.”