Local magician Chris Carpunky has been performing shows since 1988 in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Indiana. He performs at birthdays, schools, libraries and other family venues.
ALTON — Alton is home of the world’s tallest man, the famous Lincoln/Douglas Debates, Elijah Lovejoy and is one of the most haunted towns in America. Now, Alton is making history again with its first magic theater.
Local magician Chris Carpunky will present his 50-minute comedy magic show at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the YWCA, 304 E. Third St. The family-oriented show will be filled with audience participation from children. Mayor Brant Walker will be present at the 10:30 a.m. show to put his hand in Carpunky’s arm chopper. The show aims to amuse audience members from age 2 to 102.
Carpunky has been performing shows since 1988 in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Indiana. He was the second-youngest magician to teach magic at a university besides David Copperfield. He performs at birthdays, schools, libraries and other family venues.
Tickets are $6 with a $1.32 service fee from the ticket agency. Children 2 and under are free with one adult ticket. Forty-five percent of the proceeds go to supporting the local YWCA. Seating is limited. Tickets are available on Chris Carpunky’s website at www.chriscarpunky.com.
For information, contact YWCA of Alton, 304 E. Third St., Alton, (618) 465-7774 or Chris Carpunky at (618) 614-3250 or email@example.com.