Friends of Safe Place, Washington County's child advocacy center, will present an evening of comedy and magic featuring nationally recognized and award-winning magicians at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at The Maryland Theatre.
Proceeds from the show will support Safe Place. The center provides comprehensive services to children who have been physically or sexually abused.
The evening's acts are Antje Pode, Ron Geoffries, Tony Chapek, Jay Sterling and Lynn Trefzger.
Germany's Pode combines the skills of a juggler with the artistry of a high-wire act. She and her performances have been described as "a breath-taking show, the height of an evening variety"; "the queen of the air, a true Cirque du Soleil-style artist"; and "gravity takes a vacation as you watch with open-mouthed awe."
From New Jersey, Geoffries, known as the magic comedian, works a variety of venues, including cruise ships and corporate shows.
Long before the You Tube craze came along, Chapek put together an act utilizing interactive media magic that has won first place at the annual conventions of the Society of American Magicians and International Brotherhood of Magicians, and at the Las Vegas Magic Desert Seminar.