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Gathering the Magic Makes Its World Premiere With The Tank

The Alex Timbers-founded theater troupe announces a magic-inspired season opener.

Gathering the Magic creator Nelson Lugo begins performances at The Tank January 30.

The Tank, a Manhattan-based start-up troupe founded by two-time Tony nominee Alex Timbers, will open its 2015 season of new works with the world premiere of Gathering the Magic.

Written and performed by Nelson Lugo, Gathering the Magic follows a young man's journey from his first toy magic kit to professional magician – and all the things magical and not-so-much he encounters along the way.

Preview performances will begin January 30 in advance of a January 31 opening at The Tank's home theater. The show will run through February 15, with a "pay what you can" performance on February 8.

In the spirit of magic shows, each performance will feature an opening act — a rotating schedule featuring some of Mr. Lugo's young peers, including Killy Mockstar Dwyer, Schaffer the Darklord, and Eli August & The Abandoned Buildings. The production is presented as part of The Tank's Flint & Tinder program, curated by Josh Luxenberg and Jon Levin of Sinking Ship Productions. The series is produced and co-curated by Rosalind Grush of The Tank.

Upcoming Flint & Tinder productions also include Go to Sleep, Goddamnit! (April 10-26), What Are You Eating? (May 15-30), and ADA/AVA (June 15-July 5).

For theater location and tickets to Gathering the Magic, click here.

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