Kurt Freitag, Hollywood's World-Famous Magic Castle host, manager, and number-one fan is absolutely fantastic in this creatively, imaginative demonstration of pure fun with puppet eyes. He and his co-star, Naphtalia Silverman, bring characters to life, using only their hands and a set, or several sets, of eyes. This two-part video (Performance and Explanations) amuses, entertains, and stirs the imagination in a charming, humorous, and colorful way. Brian Ochab, an emmy-nominated director, captures the characters Kurt and Naphtalia bring to life in this clever, innovative, and artistic masterpiece. Filmed entirely on location at the Magic Castle, this video will warm your heart, make you laugh, and give you a strong desire to get a set of those eyes (included with the DVD) in your hot, little hands.
About the Actor
Kurt Freitag is a magician member of the Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle), in Hollywood, a Life member of the International Magicians Society, and an associate of the World Clown Association. The Magic Castle also employs Kurt as host and manager, as does Best Magic, Gags and Costume of Anaheim, where he has the support and experience to create and perfect performance peices that make an impact. He considers himself to be "the world's luckiest magician." Kurt has lectured academically on the uses of puppetry for teachers of the learning challenged, and uses magic as an incentive for children's literacy. Naphtalia (a.k.a. Lisa) grew up in Anaheim, California and has lived in places as widespread as Israel, Poland, England and San Diego, California. On returning to live near family in Anaheim, she met Kurt Freitag who became her friend and mentor in the world of magic. It is through the love and support of Kurt, her family, and her friends - especially the guys at Best Magic - that she hopes to continue to grow as a performer.