Jason Suran wants you to know he can’t talk to the dead. Then he will convince you that he can. In Suran’s show, The Other Side, he recreates a theatrical type of séance that departed American culture almost a century ago. And he believes that experiencing the way people tried to contact the departed can reveal a lot about our deepest desires and fears. Plus David Jaher, author of The Witch of Lime Street, discusses how séances became all the rage in America until Harry Houdini made it his life’s mission to debunk them.
Larp music by Sono Sanctus
My Kind of Illusion by Niklas Gustavasson
Within the Documents by Martin Gauffin
Tarte Tartin by Blue Dot Sessions
Awake Through the Night by Sono Sanctus
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