Sedona is a magical place anyway; so adding magicians Steve Wastell and John Shryock to close out their annual Sedona Wolf Week (aka “SWW”) is only appropriate. In our book (Ways to Close out Annual Weeks: An Examination of the Proper Way to Close out Weeks in this Fast Moving Environment, Muffin Press 1972), it is necessary.
The two performers will put on their coup de gras (literally, “coupe of the grass” – an old French term that meant the time when lawn grass takes over the world and can drive any car it chooses. It was the subject of a utopian (or dystopian – if you root for humans to stay on the top of the food chain) novel by Larry Orwell, George Orwell’s younger brother).
The two will be performing Saturday, March 30, during the closing night dinner.
Best of all money raised will be used provide transport, rescue, and lifesaving medical care to wolves, wolfdogs, sanctuaries, rescues and other wolf supporting organizations.
This is the third year for the SWW, a collaboration betwixt Plan B to Save Wolves and Apex Protection Project. The organizations’ mission is to change the way people view wolves and to influence government policy development “regarding wolves while creating respect and protections for this essential apex predator.”
Mr. Wastell told reporters that A true magician doesn’t merely “do tricks.” A true magician connects with their audience and takes them to a place of wonder. Mr. Wastell has been dubbed “a master magician and a great entertainer.”
Mr. Wastell seeks to bring magic in to the modern age, eschewing bunnies, rings and ropes (coincidentally, “bunnies, rings and ropes” was the name of our first filmstrip produced to promote safety in the use of all three items).
“John Shryock, a famous entertainer, known for his million dollar smile has performed in over 100 cities across three continents. Shryock and Mari Lynn are regularly featured on television and in the top casinos, night clubs, cruise ships, conventions, and resorts across the globe. Audiences worldwide have enjoyed his energetic personality, captivating ‘sleight of hand,’ and spellbinding illusions. His impressive skills earned a command performance at President George W. Bush’s Gala Inaugural Ball and numerous appearances on the nationally broadcast television series, ‘Masters of Illusion.’”
The seating for the show is very limited (one per chair) and is expected to sell out. To purchase tickets, find out more information or for a full schedule of events or to get tickets, please visit www.SedonaWolf week.org or call (559) 425-6191
For a complete listing of events or to purchase tickets, please visit www.SedonaWolfWeek.org.
Plan B to Save Wolves
Read more about The Plan B Foundation here PlanB.Foundation.
To learn more about the Apex Protection Project visit ApexProtectionPro-ject.org.
Unfortunately our filmstrip and the above-referenced book are no longer available but do appear in collectors’ auctions on occasion.