Best of Boston

2002 Best Disappearing Act

Ricky Jay

In the David Mamet-directed show Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants at the Market Theater, Ricky Jay had his titular assistants—a pack of cards—slicing melons and appearing in unexpected places. Spinning a monologue about magic made even more mystical by his mellifluous voice, the card-carrying clairvoyant could keep us entertained without lifting a finger.