“Invisible Tango,” now showing at the Geffen, is created and performed by the amazing Helder Guimaraes, and directed by Frank Marshall. Guimaraes is a magician with sleight of hand and ‘tricks up his sleeves’ that surpass the finest at the Magic Castle. He is a Portuguese born performer, storyteller, magician and creator of theatrical and immersive magic experiences. He has appeared at Kennedy Center, and off Broadway. I happened to see him at the Geffen last weekend, and like each and every audience member, was on the edge of my seat in disbelief and awe of the card tricks, mind reads and puzzles he solved effortlessly.
He is at once both good and extremely entertaining, with most of his acts unique and full of mystique, like things you’ve never seen or imagined before. He is like the Cirque de Soleil of Magic. He seems to make playing cards appear out of nowhere and end up in a glass jar. He also plays a perfect poker and bridge game, beating the odds of Vegas’ dealers! He can easily go on America’s Got Talent and win! He is also a superb quick change artist with a variety of stories, situations and tricks, with audience interaction galore. It is perhaps his standout charm, humor and dialect that wins over the audience members as he converses and invites them on stage with them. At show’s end, a mysterious enigma is solved leaving the audience in bated breath, wanting even more.