Historical Shows

 

      
HISTORICAL & MEDICINE SHOWS
featuring

The Mystic Arts of Asia, the Far East & India

 

    

Professor Thompson S. Gunn's Mystic Arts of Asia, the Far East & India

This one-person show with lots of audience participation was researched & created for performance at Historical Events from post-Revolutionary War, up through the American Civil War, to the Victorian Era, and beyond. This first-person character presentation features stylized sideshow acts with appropriate costumes & props for historical presentation, and is great for all audiences. Whether pitching the Miracle Medicine, or simply presenting the Mystic Arts, this show keeps audiences entertained while it educates. An additional educational component is available, as is a lecture format.

This show has been featured at:
Hartford City Civil War Days - Hartford City, IN;
Civil War Days - Montgomery County Schools, IN;
Fair at New Boston - Springfield, OH;
Colonial Williamsburg Festival - Wooster, OH;
as part of Storyville Rising - Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans, LA; and
featured in Calamity Jane's Revenge, a film by Henrique Couto

 

     

Gunn & Son (& Daughter's) Mystic Arts of Asia, the Far East & India 

An expanded version of the original one-person medicine show to include additional perfomers, this show was researched & created for performance at Historical Events from post-Revolutionary War, up through the American Civil War, to the Victorian Era, and beyond. This first-person character presentation features stylized sideshow acts with appropriate costumes & props for historical presentation, lots of audience participation, and is suitable for all audiences. Whether pitching the Miracle Medicine, or simply presenting the Mystic Arts, this show keeps audiences entertained while it educates. An additional educational component is available, as is a lecture format.

This show has been featured at:
Colonial Fair & Market Place - George Washington's Mount Vernon, VA
Ohio Village - Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH  


DETAILS:
* Show length approximately 25 minutes.
* Raised stage is ideal, but not required. Sheltered space preferred.
* Lighting required only if performing after dark. Sound: none required.
* Suitable for most audiences.
* Show acts include (subject to change): Human Blockhead, Traps, Glass, Knife Throwing, Contortion, Whips, Mentalism, Lifto, Bed of Nails, Human Pincushion, Strange Thing, and Fire-Eating & Breathing.

 

Banner designs by: John Knabe Artworks
Show poster & Miracle Medicine bottle design by Thomas Nealeigh
Photos 1 & 2 from FreakShow Deluxe
Photo 3 courtesy of George Washington's Mount Vernon 
Photo 4 courtesy of Henrique Couto
Photo 5 from FreakShow Deluxe
Photo 6 courtesy of Shadow Angelina
Phoros 7, 8 & 9 from FreakShow Deluxe