Oz Pearlman to perform in Washington
Mentalist Oz Pearlman, who placed third on “America’s Got Talent” in the past, will perform June 4 in Washington.
The program, part of a “Conversations on the Green” series, will take place at 3 p.m. at The Gunnery School’s main dining hall, 22 Kirby Road.
A cocktail reception will follow at The Mayflower Grace.
A “magician of the mind,” Oz, as he is known, plumbs the dichotomy between brain and body, challenging the audience’s grip on reality and its perception of the world.
Oz has performed on six continents and in 30 countries and regularly entertains politicians, professional athletes and A-list celebrities.
The mentalist, who creates and designs his routines, became enchanted with magic as a 13-year-old boy celebrating his bar mitzvah on a cruise ship.
“There was a magician onboard doing tricks and I was blown away,” he said. “I saw him one night and couldn’t stop thinking
While he started as a magician, he soon became spellbound with how the mind works and focused on mentalism.
“Magic is a heavily visual medium where you specialize in deceiving the eye,” Oz said, explaining his personal journey. “Mentalism is a subset that focuses on the magic of the mind. Sleight of hand has nothing to do with it, it’s all about deceiving people’s thoughts.”
Despite his youthful success in magic, Oz started his career following a traditional path. He attended the University of Michigan, earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and was hired by Merrill Lynch to work in its data recovery operation.
“It was a nice job, but during my free time I was constantly doing magic, going into restaurants, giving out business cards, and eventually I was doing two or three shows a week,” he said. “It got to the point where I was working so much that I thought I could take the leap into doing it full time.”
Eventually, that led him to “America’s Got Talent” and to his first and only show in the Litchfield County area.
Tickets are $45, $150 for a family plan consisting of four tickets, $300 for the group plan consisting of 10 tickets and $250 per person for Angels on the Green, which includes preferred seating, a meeting with Oz at a special cocktail reception at the Mayflower Grace following the show.
After the reception, a three-course gourmet dinner will be served at The Mayflower Grace for $88.50 per person.
For information and tickets to the show, call 203-947-1968 or email conversationsonthegreen