Event Date and Time: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:45 pm)
Location: BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock

Mentalist Lucas Handwerker returns to the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts on March 14 to debut his new performance, The Hidden, showcasing the strength and breadth of the mind. The mind's full potential lies dormant, locked away, like a gem within a safe. Lucas Handwerker is here to offer the key.

Lucas Handwerker burst onto the scene with passionate and electric hypnosis performances in 2012. But 2015 brings a different approach. More soulful and deeply simplified, Handwerker's new performance The Hidden is an exploration of not only the mind, but the soul. Handwerker delves into topics of death, childhood wonder, dreams, literature, poetry, and fate. Says the young man who has been astonishing audiences with his mental acrobatics since his early teens, "My work is based on one simple idea, a belief. It is my belief that in the right state of mind all people are capable of all things. It is my goal to explore this state of mind with my audiences, and facilitate a process." It is with this belief that Handwerker uses Hypnosis, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and psychological suggestion to guide people to the part of their minds where there are no limits, a place where everyone is capable of anything. This brand new show has been strained down to the essence of Handwerker's work and will intimately navigate what it means to be human.

Doors open at 7:45 pm on March 14, with Handwerker's performance at 8:00 pm. On view in the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts during Handwerker's performance is the exhibition Influence, curated by Oliver Wasow, an important conceptual artist and photographer. Tickets: $20 general admission and $18 for Byrdcliffe members - please purchase them at the door on the evening of the event!