Harry Ransom Center presents Houdini Speaks to the Living

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Harry Houdini
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Austin-based theater company The Hidden Room conjures an evening of magic and mystery with Harry Houdini on the 90th anniversary of his death.

In Houdini Speaks to the Living, the year is 1926, and Houdini is taking his crusade against Spiritualism and fake mediums straight to the public in a series of performance lectures filled with magic and seance-debunking. At the same time, his good friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, is lecturing on behalf of Spiritualism, believing it to be great "Philosophy" that will usher in a new age for mankind.

Watch these two legends battle over the true nature of magic. Starring acclaimed magician Patrick Terry as Harry Houdini and award-winning actor Robert Matney as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Event Details



Harry Ransom Center
300 W. 21st St. University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712


Ticket Info

Admission is free.