INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA [Assembly Report for May 2006]
Harry Riser Assembly No. 31
Meets the first Monday, 7 PM at Mystic Tai Lodge, SE corner of Illinois & North St.

Taylor Martin, Impressive As The Glamorous Andrea Merlyn

Taylor Martin AKA The Glamourous Andrea Merlyn, the hit of the 2005 Indy Fringe Festival, presented a dress rehearsal for Assembly 31 and Ring 10. Taylor will be performing this May at the International Fringe Festival in Orlando, Florida. Taylor opened with an assortment of rope magic, that included a single piece of rope that when tied was converted to a piece of rope looped on the rope and Professorâ??s Nightmare. He was assisted by Mark Grabhorn. Carl the Cockroach, a hand puppet, became the butt of excellent puns as the roach morphed into a bunny. Andrea made a subtle change of costume and became a child. This was the motivation for the wonderfully humorous magic Pom-Pom trick. Volunteer David Fordâ??s health was checked as he tried to make the magic imp bottle stay up and was found lacking. A rope was placed around his middle with an entry and exit tube inserted. Andrea then cleansed the humors and returned David to good health with this superb Ali Bongo trick. Next Andrea performed an excellent comedy Asra levitation with a small doll and musical accompaniment of a Kazoo. A magic show is not complete without a card trick. Andrea, assisted by Randy Middleton, performed Banned in Boston, where a selected card is signed, vanished, and interlaced with a ton of comedy is then found in a deodorant container. A real treat for all was the appearance of a Thayer Die Box in the next comedy magic trick. Dee and Paula Saul assisted Andrea in another excellent comedy Linking Ring performance. Andrea concluded with a comedy sponge ball assisted by Mark Grabhorn. All enjoyed Taylorâ??s entertaining professional show. We wished him great success as his career in magic continues to soar.

Bob Vasileff, Scribe