By Oumar Berte, 12th Grade, International Community High School Put a little bit of comedy, a large dose of magic, and lots of storytelling in a pot, mix them all together, and you have American Gypsy.
American Gypsy shows the transmission of a passion for magic from a famous magician to his apprentice. All of the characters in the play are played by one actor, Ben Whiting. The play is influenced by his own experiences of learning magic.
Ben’s goal is to share with us his love of magic, as he says in the play, “Magic is to make difficult things seem easy, and make simple thing beautiful.” I’m not personally a fan of magic, but Ben Whiting made me respect his art.
American Gypsy is a captivating play built on strong relationships surrounded by magic.
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