presentSOLD OUT - The Present at the Geffen Playhouse (aka the Geffen Stayhouse)

The Harvard Club of Southern California has arranged a private performance of The Present, an interactive theatrical experience written and performed by master illusionist and storyteller Helder Guimarães, based on his own life experience with quarantine during childhood. This event is sold out. Thanks for a great response!

The show has been reviewed well in the LA Times and NY Times, with the LA Times noting, “‘The Present,’ Helder Guimarães’ virtual magic show, is the closest approximation…to being in a theater since the pandemic closed the venues. The show contains a slew of card tricks, but the real sleight of hand is the transformation of digital into theatrical space.”

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Time: 4:30pm. The show is 70 minutes, with no intermission.
Location: Zoom (link will be provided before the performance)
Cost: $88 members, $98 non-members (one ticket is good per household)
Contact: Peter Shimamoto, or John Luna,

This event is now sold out. Please add your name to the waiting list below.

Each household that buys a ticket will be mailed a sealed mystery package in advance, the contents of which will only be revealed during the course of the Zoom-based performance. Only 25 households may participate.

REFUND POLICY: We do not provide refunds for any of our events.


4:30PM - 6:00PM Sun 16 Aug 2020 ( Timezone: Pacific )


Online via Zoom (details sent after registration)

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