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Fringe review: Andrea Merlyn's Book of Secrets

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Andrea Merlyn's Book of Secrets
Taylor Martin; Indianapolis
3 stars

Andrea Merlyn's Fringe-favorite magic show returns this year, with the magician looking back upon a life and career full of wonder and adventure. While fans of Meryln's greatest hits show at last year's Fringe will continue to be wowed by the slight-of-hand tricks and equipment, it should be said that this year's show contains considerably more anecdotes. This is hardly a problem, though, as Merlyn deftly navigates witty and humorous stories of magical failure and star-studded glitz. As always, it's as much Andrea's odd charm and sense of humor that makes this show worth attending as much as the magic itself.

Theatre on the Square, Stage Two: Thursday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 3:00 p.m.

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