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MAY 29 - JUN 30, 2024

Written and Performed by
David Kwong
Produced in Association with Andy Jones and Dylan Pager

Upstairs Studio

The Enigmatist

Written and Performed by
David Kwong
Produced in Association with Andy Jones and Dylan Pager

Upstairs Studio

Run Time: 95 minutes (no intermission)
plus pre-show puzzle garden

All ages 6 & up are welcome to attend

Seat Map

“It solves the puzzle of finding something fun to do.”

–Chicago Sun-Times

Can you crack the code? Following wildly successful runs in New York City and Los Angeles, renowned magician and The New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong brings his immersive experience of puzzles and cryptology to Chicago. The Los Angeles Times raves that Kwong “creates a magical sense of togetherness” and The New York Times declares, “it’s like a spin class for the frontal lobe… by the time Kwong finished, the room was loopy with delight.” Clues are everywhere, so keep your eyes open and be ready for surprises behind every multi-layered illusion.

Pre-Show Puzzle Garden! Four puzzle walls have been set up on the 6th Floor. Arrive early (give yourself about 30 minutes) to try and solve them before the show begins. It’s not mandatory, but it will enhance your experience.

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7:30 PM / Thursday , Jun 20

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1:00 PM / Wednesday , Jun 26

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2:30 PM / Saturday , Jun 29

7:30 PM / Saturday , Jun 29

2:00 PM / Sunday , Jun 30

Tickets Available
Limited Availability
Multiple Performances
Sold Out
Open Captioning

WED, JUN 12

Run Time: 95 minutes (no intermission)
plus pre-show puzzle garden

All ages 6 & up are welcome to attend

Seat Map

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7:30 PM / Tuesday , Jun 25

1:00 PM / Wednesday , Jun 26

7:30 PM / Wednesday , Jun 26

7:30 PM / Thursday , Jun 27

7:30 PM / Friday , Jun 28

2:30 PM / Saturday , Jun 29

7:30 PM / Saturday , Jun 29

2:00 PM / Sunday , Jun 30

Tickets Available
Limited Availability
Multiple Performances
Sold Out
Open Captioning

WED, JUN 12

Open Captioning

WED, JUN 12

“This brainy, joyful show is a breathless delight. Kwong is warm, welcoming, and personable. His love of puzzles is infectious.”

–Newcity

“Word nerds, puzzle fans, this is your show… offering an audience more code‑breaking opportunities than any show, like, ever.”

–Chicago Tribune

“His brand of magic sets itself apart, with one ‘a-ha!’ moment after another. Kwong’s linguistic acrobatics are as impressive as his sleight of hand.”

–Chicago Reader

“Blends intelligence & a love of language with some traditional tricks… but you don’t need to be a puzzle or magic lover to enjoy this.”

–Chicago Sun-Times

Artists

Dave Shukan

Puzzle Consultant

Francis Menotti

Magic Consultant

Dave Shukan

Puzzle Consultant

Francis Menotti

Magic Consultant