There's some conflicting depictions of magic in pop culture these days:
On the one hand, you have the highly publicized, death-defying stunts of David Blaine and Long Islander Criss Angel…
On the other, you have Arrested Development ‘s Gob, a moronic man-child who confounds bingo-hall-sized audiences with theatrical card tricks set to Europe's “The Final Countdown.”
Twenty-five-year-old Israeli magic man Ehud Segev, aka The Mentalizer, practices a more mystical form of illusion, based on his alleged capacity for telekinesis, telepathy and all that fun mind-bending stuff.
Prepare to have your heart stopped and your mind read.
Call 212-279-4200 for tickets. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC, 212-714-2442.