40 Years-Worth of Performance Come to a Head with Magicians Penn and Teller
For over 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels - and at times physics and good taste - by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. With an amazing eight wins as “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,” their 16-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them the longest running and one of the most-beloved headline acts in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip.
Along the way, Penn & Teller have written New York Times best-sellers, hosted an Emmy-nominated variety show for FX, starred in specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central and produced the critically-acclaimed feature film documentary, “The Aristocrats.” Their acclaimed documentary, “Tim’s Vermeer,” follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison on his quest to discover the methods used by Dutch Master painter Johannes Vermeer. The Sony Pictures Classics film was nominated for a BAFTA and shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Awards.
As individuals, they are just as prolific. Teller directed versions of “Macbeth” and “The Tempest” that toured to rave reviews from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, co-wrote and directed the Off-Broadway thriller “Play Dead” and wrote two books. Penn has written three books, including the New York Times best-seller, “God No!,” hosted the NBC game show “Identity” and was a contestant on the 2008 season of ABC’s hit “Dancing with the Stars.” Penn recently appeared on two seasons of NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”
Penn & Teller triumphantly returned to Broadway last summer in a smash six-week engagement that USA Today called, “deliciously unsettling.” It was the highest-grossing non-musical on Broadway for its run. Now, you can see their show as it makes its way to Houston for a side-splitting performance.
At Chartwell Court Apartments in Houston, Texas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event!
Friday, June 8, 2018—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Jesse H. Jones Hall
615 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002