At 24-years-old, local magic legend, Jason Verners, is already being hailed as “the next David Blaine.”
Verners has won multiple international magic awards and he is bringing his talents to an unlikely downtown venue this weekend, ecologyst.
“The whole ethos of of what I want to be is unconventional to the core,” Verners told Victoria Buzz when asked why he chose ecologyst.
“I linked up with ecologyst as people who value the same things as me when it comes to sustainability and I like high fashion clothing.”
“I don’t come out in a tophat and a suit,” said Verners. “I used to wear a jacket because I thought I had to, and now I’m like, I’m just going to wear a t-shirt because I like wearing black t-shirts.”
“I like pulling from teams and communities that I vibe with, that’s where the fun is.”
Live at ecologyst will be his most intimate production to date with a limited number of seats in a space not normally used as a venue.
Verners has appeared regularly on local and national television and has performed across North America and his show is only getting better. His shows that are nearly sold-out on November 18th and 19th at ecologyst are testament to that fact.
His shows will consist of his “greatest hits” which will be a combination of up-close magic, audience participation and he no doubt has countless surprises in store for the show’s attendees.
“The way we start the show is just so strange,” Verners said to Victoria Buzz about just how unconventional this show will be.
“It’s super against the grain and feels kind of weird and uncomfortable, and I think that framing puts people in a really cool position to experience magic right.”
Verner’s shows at ecologyst on Lower Johnson seat 50 each and one show is already sold out.
Tickets are available on Jason Verner’s website.
- Where: ecologyst – 552 Johnson Street
- Friday, November 18th at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday November 19th at 6:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
- Saturday November 19th at 9 p.m.
- Admission: $38