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“Unplugged Magic” with Nate Staniforth

Interview by news staff members Emily, Brad, Brett, and Dylan


Nate Staniforth is a young magician who has been touring the country for the past few years, performing on the street and in venues using a new style of magic…an unplugged, no lies magic show. After several visits to Iowa City, he set the all-time attendance record at the Englert Theater.

Nate spoke with KRUI News about his experience being chained in the icy Iowa River, his travels in Southeast Asia, and magic’s role in today’s society.

The magician will be performing at the Englert Theater April 8th. For more info click here.

To learn more about Nate’s show and to watch videos, you can check out his website,