Magic From the Twilight Lodge: In-Person!

After a year of virtual magic, Vincenzo Ravina is back performing magic in person (physically distanced) for the Halifax Fringe Festival. Come see Magic From the Twilight Lodge on stage at the Bus Stop Theatre.

Sept. 5th – 2pm and 9pm
Sept. 7th – 10pm
Sept 12th – 9pm

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Due to COVID-19 safely and hugely limited capacities they are PRE-SALE ONLY. Some venue capacity is as small as 20 seats. We highly recommend (in fact, we insist) you book early and ideally in bubbles. All tickets include a $2.00–$3.00 ticket processing fee.

Magic From the Twilight Lodge: The Virtual Show!
Funny, mystifying, and absurd! A virtual magic show from an alternate dimension, presented by Vincenzo Ravina, as seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

"Beautifully done."
– Penn Jillette, Penn & Teller

"Truly remarkable magic."
– Mark Robins, Halifax Presents

"Loved the show... Brilliant. I have never seen anything like that."
– Martin Brophy,

Hello, my name is Vincenzo Ravina. I'm a magician and... a collector of weird stuff.

In this unusual interactive show, I'll invite you into an alternate dimension and take you on a guided tour of my collection of magical artifacts. During our time in the Twilight Lodge, we'll bestow luck to the unlucky, see what's inside the Anything Box, try to divine the future, and maybe even test out a Coincidence Machine.

Magic from the Twilight Lodge is absurd and fun and unlike any other magic show.

As an audience member, you'll be participating and making choices that alter the course of the experience all the way through. You'll need a working camera and microphone to participate. Tickets are per household, so bring your friends and family along!

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Vincenzo Ravina presents his Mind-Reading Glasses on Penn & Teller: Fool Us!


Q: How does this actually work?

A: On the day of the event, you join the Zoom meeting and I take you on a tour of weird magical artifacts. At several points during the show, I'll ask people to unmute to participate in the show, perhaps by choosing a number or colour, flipping a coin, or by playing a game with me. Their choices will affect the course of the show. The show runs about 40 - 50 minutes.

For private shows, please contact me with some information about your event and I will get back to you with further details and pricing.

Q: Do I need to download Zoom?

A: Yes, please! Download it before the show at If you already have it downloaded, for the best experience, I recommend checking that your Zoom app is updated. I also suggest you attend the show on your computer rather than a phone, and have a direct ethernet connection to your computer or try to be close to your wireless router to avoid laggy internet.

Q: Is this show for kids?

A: Though the show is not inappropriate for children and all ages are welcome, the magic is not directed toward younger children, and is most engaging for adults who appreciate absurdity.

Q: Do I have to be on camera?

A: No, but the show is much better if you are! I promise that no audience member is insulted, embarrassed, or made fun of during the show. And if you do participate, you won't be doing anything too difficult: you won't be asked to do math or recite Shakespeare. If you can play tic-tac-toe, that's about as complicated as things get.

Q: Is the show any good?

A: My audiences seem to think so! Here are some quotes from past audience members:

"Truly remarkable magic."

"Thank you for thoroughly blowing our minds!"

"Imaginative, well written, with some strong magic moments."

Q: I have a question that is not on this list.

A: Email me at vravina (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll be happy to answer it!


Vincenzo Ravina's magic is surreal, mystifying, and absurd. At his show, you may end up wearing Mind-Reading Glasses, engaged in an experiment in teleportation, or cowering in fear at the might of the Ancient and Mystical Balloon of Ultimate Power. No matter what, you'll end up laughing and amazed.

He has performed on the CW's hit show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, as well as CTV News. His virtual show premiered in September 2020 at the Halifax Fringe Festival.

He is also a writer. His collection of short stories, Peril & Exploit and Other Mysterious Tales, is available in both print and ebook form.

For more on Vincenzo Ravina's writing, t-shirt design, and other doings, visit

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Book Vincenzo for a memorable virtual birthday party, wedding reception, company event, or team meeting.

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Vincenzo Ravina presents his Mind-Reading Glasses on Penn & Teller: Fool Us!

by Eloise Fogel

Reading Ritual

Step One: The Sitter mixes the cards.

Step Two: The Fortune Teller decides the number of cards to deal. Ask the Sitter to deal any number of cards between seven and thirty into a pile.

Step Three: Instruct the Sitter to discard the undealt cards.

Step Four: Instruct the Sitter to deal the chosen cards into three piles.

Step Five: The top card of each pile represents a piece of the Sitter's future. Fortune Teller, use the interpretations below.

Card Interpretations

The Apple: This image represents rebirth and discovery. Your future contains exciting new possibilities.
Note: The Apple combined with the Blanks or the Door fortells a fortuitous event right around the corner. Good things are coming.

The Black Balloon: This image is a powerful omen that represents mortal peril and doom. Your future contains mortal peril and doom.

The Blanks: Your future is unwritten and unwriteable. You can make of it what you will.

The Book: This image represents knowledge. Your future contains illumination and epiphany.

The Cactus: This image represents thirst. Your future contains yearning and striving.

The Cloud and Lightning: This image represents sudden change. Your future contains a new and unexpected development.

The Dagger: There will be a sharp dagger in your future.

The Door: This image represents opportunity. Your future contains limitless possibilities.

The Eye: This image represents self-reflection. Your future contains self-improvement.

The Key: This image represents ingenuity. Your future contains creative solutions.
Note: The Key combined with the Cloud and Lightning is an omen of good luck. You will be prepared for anything life throws your way.

The Knife: There will be a sharp knife in your future.

The Leaky Hat: This image represents unexpected problems. Your future will contain roadblocks.

The Nose: This image represents wealth. Your future will contain opportunities to increase your wealth.

The Planet: This image represents fate. The world is beyond our control and your future contains acceptance of this fact.

The Sock Puppet: There will be a sock puppet in your future.
Note: The Sock Puppet combined with either the Tree or the Leaky Hat, is an omen of good fortune. The Sock Puppet combined with any other card is an omen of death or interdimensional demonic possession.

The Space Squid: This image represents love. Your future will contain new friendship or a new close relationship.

The Toothy Void: This image represents inevitability. Your future will contain what it will contain and cannot be altered or foreseen.

The Tree: This image represents new life. Your future will contain an infant or puppy.

The Triangular Sun: This image represents conspiracy. Your future will contain paranoia.