Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces Scott Silven’s ‘The Journey’

Come join Scott Silven virtually in his home in Scotland for an evening of illusions and mystery!

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) is welcoming back renowned illusionist Scott Silven, who performed a sold-out run of his critically acclaimed At the Illusionist’s Table in 2018.

Silven’s new production, The Journey, features a live, virtual theater experience which takes audience members from their living room to Silven’s home in rural Scotland through beautiful cinematic imagery and high-definition immersive sound. Hear a long-forgotten story, interact directly with Sileven in a cutting-edge digital space, and help shape the evening’s extraordinary illusions and mesmerizing events. The Journey has been featured in October as a New York Times Critics pick.

With a maximum of 30 guests per show, each intimate, interactive event is constructed by the audience, with their own sense of home and connection, and with fellow travelers inhabiting the same digital space from across the world.

“We’re all missing human connection and in-person performance. While it will still be some time before we can all gather again, we’re thrilled to offer this special production for our audiences – it’s a virtual experience unlike anything else you’ve experienced during the time of COVID. Scott is a unique talent who left audiences mesmerized after his 2018 Ann Arbor run. Through The Journey, he’s created something really special for an audience of 30 at a time,” Executive Director Mike Michelon shares.

Donare presale tickets are available to purchase at 9am on Monday, January 18. The general public will be allowed to purchase tickets at 9am on Tuesday, January 19. Tickets start at $46. The performance dates are as follows:

Tuesday, February 23: 7pm and 8:30pm

Wednesday, February 24: 7pm and 8:30 pm

Thursday, February 25: 7pm and 8:30pm

Friday, February 26: 7:30pm and 9pm

Saturday, February 27: 7:30pm and 9pm

Sunday, February 28: 5pm and 7pm

For more information on this event and upcoming events, check out the A2SF website.

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