YORK, Pa. — Magician Peter Boie will take to the stage at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, and showcase his sleight-of-hand skills when the campus’ free cultural series continues. The performance, which is free and open to the public, does not require tickets.
Boie first became fascinated with magic at the age of 11 when he stumbled across a magic book at his local library. He now travels around the country performing his award-winning magic that audiences say defies reality. His show is about two things: astonishing magic, and having a good time; and he doesn't skimp on either.
Donning his trademark orange sneakers, Boie is easily recognizable and often can be found surrounded by a group of people marveling at his magic and having a good time. For Boie, the title of "Magician for Non-Believers" is about being honest with his audience. Magic isn’t real ... but Boie will make those who attend believe it is for the length of his show, which combines original, mind-blowing magic with a heavy dose of humor. Boie’s show is one of the top-booked college acts around the country.
Boie recently showcased his talents on national television, where he performed for the CW Network's hit show, "Penn & Teller Fool Us." He was also nominated for "Entertainer of the Year 2015" from Campus Activities Magazine. Other nominations include "Best Variety Performer" (2010-13), "Fastest Rising Star" (2010 and 2012), and "Best Male Performer" (2011 and 2012).
He has performed for such celebrities as legendary musician Neil Young, quarterback Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots football team and team owners.
In April, the spring cultural series continues with "Man Polynesian Dance" at 7 p.m. on April 4, in The Pullo Center. This performance is free and tickets are not required.
Penn State York’s free cultural series is sponsored by the Penn State York Office of Student Affairs.