Fringe 2019: The Man Behind The Curtain

Productions Presents’ The Man Behind the Curtain is an innovative magic show not for the faint of heart. Performers Erin the Magician, Erik Leisinger and director Sam Jameson’s immersive magic show will leave you questioning reality. Performed in front of ten audience members in the confines of Sam’s apartment, this meta, genre-hopping theatre piece will haunt you to your core.

It is incredibly difficult to describe The Man Behind the Curtain without spoiling its magic. This unique show is deeply engaging, captivating audience members and pushing them to their limits. The Man Behind the Curtain’s team has certainly been pushed to their limits, with outstanding performances by its stars and detailed set pieces that transform seamlessly throughout the show.

The Man Behind the Curtain showcases the talents of one of Montreal’s most dynamic, theatrical duos. Erin the Magician has such a powerful and profound presence throughout this piece and Erik Leisinger’s expert charisma was extremely delightful to audience members. Sam Jameson’s theatrical expertise and devotion to the arts was a privilege to witness. The actors’ performances were so beautifully executed they blurred the lines of reality. So much thought and care was put into each scene and it was exciting to delve deeper into The Man Behind the Curtain’s world.

The Man Behind the Curtain is a special Fringe show that I feel extraordinarily lucky to have been able to see. It is a morbid, stunning and wildly creative piece that you'll continue thinking about long after its run. The only aspect of the show that is disappointing is that all of its tickets have been sold out! If you have a ticket to see the The Man Behind, you are in for one of the most fantastic Fringe shows of all time! I look forward to Erin the Magician, Erik Leisinger and Sam Jameson’s next projects.

The Man Behind the Curtain is an exclusive magic show you can’t miss! Will you look behind the curtain? Tickets for the show are completely sold out. Come watch it at Sam’s Apartment until June 15th!

Patricia Petit Liang is part of CJLO’s Official Fringe Team covering the sights and sounds from the 2019 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. She also hosts the comedy talk show Fatal Attraction every Friday from 11 AM – 12 PM.