BY MELANIE BUCK –
Extraordinist Craig Karges is set to perform at Rich Mountain Community College next Wednesday, September 9. According to his website, “Karges combines the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible.”
Karges performs tricks that make tables float, bend metals, read minds, and more.
Karges has made more than 40 appearances on national television, has starred in television specials, has performed in several countries, and has won numerous awards for his entertaining show.
His website also states Karges says that he does not possess supernatural powers, nor does he claim to perform as a psychic or a magician. While he acknowledges that he is an entertainer, and showmanship plays a role in what he does, he insists that he does not prearrange anything with members of the audience. If you’re skeptical, the extraordinist offers $100,000, payable to charity, if anyone can prove he uses stooges or confederates from the audience to accomplish his demonstrations.
From Sardinia to Singapore and from Cancun to Cairo, Craig Karges’ performing schedule has taken him around the world, appearing at corporate events, theatres, universities and casino showrooms. “No matter where I perform, I try to make my audiences feel they are a part of something they have never experienced before and hopefully will never forget. My goal is to entertain my audiences through the creation of mystery and to open their minds to unlimited possibilities,” says Karges.
See Karges and his illusion driven show at the Ouachita Center on the campus of Rich Mountain Community College in Mena at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 9. There is a $5 entry fee for non-college students. Current RMCC students will get in free as long as they bring their ID and a guest with them.