Illusionist Jason Bishop performing on campus Sept. 30

Jason Bishop and his assistant

Magic lovers can catch a top illusion act at Pitt-Bradford Sept. 30 when rising talent Jason Bishop performs in the Bromeley Family Theater.


            The show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the public and $5 for all students. The show is being offered as part of the university's Alumni and Family Weekend and is co-sponsored by the Student Activities Council.


            Bishop is an international award-winning illusionist who was the youngest person to win the Magician's Alliance of Eastern States Stage Award and one of the youngest people to compete in the Society of American Magicians World-Class competition.


            His interest in magic began in his youth, taking shape in his mid-teens. He studied theater in college, then began performing at resorts and amusement parks - anywhere he could find an audience, including the street.


            He has starred in his own off-Broadway show, “Jason Bishop - Straight Up Magic” and has been featured on NBC's “Today” show and The CW's “Masters of Illusion.”


            A reviewer from The New York Times said of  “Straight Up Magic” in December, “He can teleport his assistant, he can vaporize a dog, he can walk through a wall, he can escape a locked box, he can tell some pretty funny jokes.”


            The Jason Bishop Show features large illusions, award-winning sleight of hand and close-up magic that is captured live and projected for the audience to have a clear view of every detail.


            His performance abilities have led him from Los Angeles to New York and Mexico to Sweden with many states, countries and oceans (on cruise ships) in between.


            He has been named the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities best performing artist of the year.


            For more information, visit For tickets, contact the Bromeley Family Theater box office at (814)362-5113 or