The performer chooses three spectators from the audience and asks them to choose numbers. There are so many effects like this. The news is that, finally, I managed to insert the Fibonacci series into an effect. Then I had to work on the screenplay to avoid noticing the only moment in which I "see" the audience numbers: but I think I succeeded.
Basically, for collaborators and the public, I give them a sheet, I have them write numbers, and then do various calculations; at the end, I use the number they obtained for other calculations, using a second principle. In the end, if I've been a good actor (and spy), I guess the number that has been obtained, and I don't need to insist, they don't understand how I managed to get any information.
I perform this routine on stage or parlour with an audience that can vary from 15 to hundreds of people; it is a routine of sure effect, which must be accompanied by equipment that can enhance its power and effectiveness. The equipment I suggest is the result of continuous checks, made with the first shows, to arrive at the optimal condition, which I suggest here.
- Each spectator receives a folder and a marker, and a table of 10 rows and two columns drawn on the first; 3 tickets (white or colored, or post-it, about 15x9 cm) for each spectator.
- Two flipcharts; the first to attach the colored post-its, with the numbers calculated by the spectators, and the second where the tickets for the final phase will then move
- Notes A4 format, for the performer
- Extra large tip markers for sums on whiteboards
1st edition 2023, PDF 21 pages.
word count: 3221 which is equivalent to 12 standard pages of text