All audiences know of Houdini and his incredible escapes. Here's an effect where you demonstrate his incredible feats in a most magical way!
Effect: Houdini escapes three times from being tied up. The last escape is under the fairest and most impossible conditions -- in the spectator's hand. You start and end clean. All is examinable before and after. A rope, tied around your fingers and hand, melts through twice; and then Houdini escapes a third and final time slowly, off the spectators hand under challenging conditions.
1st edition 2013, 27 pages + 9 min video
word count: 2785 which is equivalent to 11 standard pages of text