Ran’D Shine, a performer, producer and educator of magic, will be taking the stage at the University of Findlay on Friday, Nov. 3. His show will start at 8 p.m. in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium.
Tickets for the community will be $5 at the door. Admission will be free for UF students, faculty and staff with a valid University ID.
Shine has entertained audiences in more than 20 countries and hundreds of American cities. In 2009, he premiered his show, “Mysterious Ways,” at the South African Arts Festival, which earned him rave reviews. That same year, he was selected to perform at the Presidential Inauguration “Salute to Heroes” Ball.
Some of his other accomplishments include performing on the second season of “Penn & Teller Fool Us” television show on the CW Network, and being named the 2016 Magician of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.
As a producer, Shine has produced and performed in several magic shows such as “Collaboration,” “Paradox” and most notably the “Heart & Soul of Magic,” the latter of which was the first magic show in history to feature an all African-American cast of magicians. He was also featured in the 2004 documentary, “The Art and Soul of Magic: The Stories of African American Magicians,” and in this year’s “Quiet Masters of Magic.”
In addition to performing and producing magic shows, Shine also lectures about the history of magicians of African descent and the psychology of deception.
Prior to becoming a full-time magician, Shine earned a Bachelor of Science in health policy and an advanced degree in health education. He also served as a behavioral interventionist for the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
For more information about Ran’D Shine, visit his webpage.
Shine’s performance is sponsored and hosted by Student Activities Board, “your source for diverse edutainment.” For additional information, call 419-434-4606.