"It is nice to see Lance Richardson marketing original stage routines that are visual, self-contained, require no assistants, and pack small but play big...a solid front-of-curtain effect, suitable for an illusion show or a finale for a smaller stage show. " -Greg Gleason, Magic Magazine
Like a magician, an art thief must hone his unique skills to make the extraordinary look ordinary. In this story driven effect, the magician plays the part of an international art thief and illustrates one of the most unique heists in his "magician turned thief's" career. A volunteer is freely selected and asked to create a one of a kind work of art on a framed canvas. Upon its completion the magician removes it from the frame and seals it in an envelope. The story plays out, and the audience is surprised when the envelope is ripped open revealing the work of art has vanished...only to return to the empty frame. A truly unique effect with a magical twist!
The focus of this MOCKUP series is to present new magical effects in full detail. A working mockup/prototype is built and photographed from every angle, providing a clear look at the featured effect. Along with over a dozen pictures, there is a complete set of workshop plans with ALL the measurements required and written details on performance, routine and building. I am sure you will find this the most comprehensive set of workshop plans out there.
- Self Contained
- Extremely Visual
- Packs Small Plays Big
- No Assistants Required
- Detailed routine, story line & performance tips
24 - Saddle Stitched
"Your illusion story for "The Heist" makes for a fascinating presentation, and I congratulate you on your creative story, along with your well thought-out method."- Andre Kole
"Lance Richardson has developed a great series of effects, big ideas in small packages, and then described them beautifully. These inspiring books deserve the attention of magicians." - Jim Steinmeyer