Performance Artist Jeff Grow Brings Magic to Adelphi University on December 1, 2010

Illusionist and winner of two Innovative Theatre Awards, Jeff Grow will present his new magic show, The Art of the Con. This show features an evening of artistry that is unlike any other and will leave the audience wanting more.

Garden City, NY, November 21, 2010 --( Award-winning magician Jeff Grow will present his one man show, Jeff Grow: The Art of the Con, at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AU PAC), 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. His new magic show features an evening of conniving tricks that bring the audience into the magical world he creates on stage. As the winner of two 2009 Innovative Theatre Awards (IT Awards), Mr. Grow’s engaging personality and con artistry will leave audience members in a state of wonder. Whether Jeff is entertaining guests with intimate sleight of hand miracles or presenting stage magic for hundreds, he does not just puzzle his guests, but rather leaves them delighted.

Jeff Grow’s career spans from live shows in venues throughout New York City and Europe, to films and national and international commercials. His most recent production, Creating Illusion, which was directed by Jessi D. Hill, received outstanding solo performer and outstanding performance art production honors from the IT Awards. In addition to performing, Mr. Grow consults on original creative content for films, commercials, and theatre. Also, Mr. Grow is regularly invited to incorporate his magic into a slew of corporate and private client’s events.

The simplicity and straightforward nature of Mr. Grow’s performances makes them accessible to a wide scope of audiences, from Fortune 500 companies to cutting edge arts festivals. said, “Grow is an appealing technician who brings a boyish charm to a group willing to be fooled. He is adept at slowing down his motions, conning us into thinking we will see how he does the trick as he explains it.” By mixing together sleight of hand and surreal mind reading, Mr. Grow explores the various facets of the art of illusion.

Jessi D. Hill is the director for Mr. Grow’s new stage show The Art of the Con. She recently relocated to New York from Chicago where she was a freelance director and the artistic director of the Stage Left Theatre Company. Recently, Ms. Hill was a guest artist at Fordham University, and she completed a four-month national tour as staff repertory director with The Acting Company. After she received her M.F.A. in directing from the Yale School of Drama in 2007, she became the recipient of the 2008-2009 Denham Fellowship from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation.

Individual tickets for this event are on sale now and will be available at the door for $30 or $20 depending on seating. Discounts are available for students and seniors citizens. For more information on Jeff Grow please visit To learn more about AU PAC’s 2010-2011 season, please visit or call the AU PAC Box Office at (516) 877-4000.

About Adelphi University: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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