The Magnificents is written and performed by Dennis Watkins, a magician and member of the House Theater company. The show runs Jan. 18-March 10 at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.

Directed by Nathan Allen, the performance follows the life of an aging magician as he reluctantly accepts a wayward young boy as his protege.

To view all performance dates and times, including a special magician-director talk at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17, click here.