Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Carter Beats the Devil" {ACT I: METAMORPHOSIS} Book Club Ideas {by Glen David Golf}

Carter Beats the Devil posters
 "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed."
-Albert Einstein
(Taken from Carter Beats the Devil)

Carter Beats the Devil
I'd say our members, Kate and Angie, recreated the book cover pretty accurately wouldn't you?
(I cannot stop laughing at Angie's devilish stache!!)
 
This Books Moderator was...
KATE!
Kate works at an art gallery in downtown Salt Lake, she especially loves planning and coordinating the galleries events, such as the gallery strolls.  She loves to fill her free time to the fullest with traveling, attending fun events around town, crafting, being in the beautiful outdoors and, of course, reading!
You can see all of Kate's travels, parties and more on her beautiful blog.

*As Moderator, Kate planned the entire evening, came up with the décor, menu, prize, discussion questions, as well as photographing the majority of the photos in this post.
THANK YOU KATE!
 
 
 Now, on with the show...
 
 
 
CURRAN THEATRE
"THE GOLDEN DOME BY THE GOLDEN GATE"
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
 
Thursday, August 2nd, 1923, at 8 o' clock p.m.
MUST END TONIGHT    COME SEE TONIGHT     WILL END TONIGHT
 
CARTER THE GREAT
-AND HIS FULL COMPANY-
 
Returning from a triumphant tour to the far reaches of the globe,
in three acts of mayhem,
magic & mystery!
 
THIS WEEKS PROGRAMME FOR THE BLOG
 
OVERTURE
 
ACT I:
METAMORPHOSIS
A cascade of thrilling illusions:
Metempsychosis, Fly-to, Gone!, the Enchanted Cottage, a Night in Old China, and the Sacred Mystery of the Elephant.
carter beats the devil
A few table details
carter beats the devil
Photo Credit: Kate Johns
 
BEHOLD...
THE MOST FANTASTIC FOOOOOOOOD!!!
Carter Beats the Devil Food ideas
Photo Credit: Kate Johns
 
carter beatsthe devil, Tug the elephant
Photo Credit: Kate Johns
carter beats the devil book menu
Carter Beats the Devil food ideas
Download Robins scrumptious Recipe for Houdini Zucchini for your next get together.
carter beats the devil food
Photo Credit: Kate Johns
 
babys baked potatoes from carter beats the devil
Photo Credit: Kate Johns
 
book club for carter beats the devil
 
Photo Credit: Kate Johns
Jenny made the caramel popcorn that went inside these gorgeous bags that Kate has owned for years but said she FINALLY found the perfect use for them.


I have never read a work of fiction more packed with interesting information and detail on magic tricks and illusions, inventions, historical facts combined with such colorful characters, both real and fictional, a fast paced plot along with great bits of humor.

DOES CARTER BEAT THE DEVIL??
YOU'LL HAVE TO READ IT FOR YOURSELF TO FIND OUT!
 
~INTERVAL~
ORCHESTRA $8.00 / CIRCLE $6.00 / PIT $5.00 / 1ST GALLERY $3.50 / 2ND GALLERY $2.50.
NO STANDING ROOM TICKETS. NO REFUNDS. NO SEATING OF LATE ARRIVALS.
 
 
ACT II:
AN INQUIRY INTO THE SPIRIT WORLD
CHECK BACK ON WEDNESDAY TO SEE THE REST OF THE PHOTOS FROM OUR MAGICAL MEETING.

3 comments :

Author Robin King said...

What a fun night! The pictures are gorgeous.

Kellie H said...

The food was so good!!!! I love seeing what each moderator comes up with for decorations and food menu. Loved it!

Karen said...

Incredible displays, delicious food and the photos are amazing!
So many talented members who created a magical evening!