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Card Ninja

Javier Jarquin
from Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand

November 10 – 26, 2023
Recommended Ages
For everyone 6 and up
Price
Tickets start at $24*
Members save 40%
*Price includes service fees
What Kind of Show?
Comedy; cheeky and interactive; not a magic show
Running Time
60 minutes with no intermission
Venue
Stage 42 422 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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Week of November 6 – 12

Nov 10

Fri, 7pm

Nov 11

Sat, 2pm

Nov 11

Sat, 7pm

Nov 12

Sun, 12pm

Nov 12

Sun, 5pm

Week of November 13 – 19

Nov 17

Fri, 7pm

Live sign-interpretation provided

Nov 18

Sat, 2pm

Get to know the performers and creative team at a Talk-Back!

Nov 18

Sat, 7pm

Live audio-description provided

Nov 19

Sun, 12pm

Nov 19

Sun, 5pm

Week of November 20 – 26

Nov 24

Fri, 2pm

Nov 24

Fri, 7pm

Nov 25

Sat, 2pm

Nov 25

Sat, 7pm

Nov 26

Sun, 12pm

Nov 26

Sun, 5pm

Key

  • Audio Described Performance
    Audio-Described

    Live audio-description provided

  • Audio Described Performance
    Sign-Interpreted

    Live sign-interpretation provided

  • Audio Described Performance
    Talk-Back

    Get to know the performers and creative team at a Talk-Back!

About the Show

Stand-up comedy meets standout card tricks when Javier Jarquin, aka Card Ninja, captivates with wry wisecracks and dazzling displays of dexterity. You won’t believe how far, how fast, how flawlessly he flicks a playing card at its target! A sold-out hit at festivals around the world and viewed over a million times online, this one-man-many-cards show will have you laughing and gasping in equal measure. We cannot emphasize this enough: It’s not a magic show. 😜

A top-notch royal flush of fun for the whole family

The Edinburgh Reporter

Please note that the New Victory is temporarily relocating for three productions this fall due to some reconstruction in our home theater. Because of this, all performances of Card Ninja will take place at Stage 42 instead of the New Victory Theater.

Learn about this short-term change.

Things to Know

  1. Born in Costa Rica, Javier Jarquin was raised in New Zealand by Latin American and Chinese parents. Growing up, he loved martial arts films and pretended to be a ninja.
  2. Instead, he became a computer programmer and would fling business cards while bored at work. One day, he got a card to boomerang and thought, “Let’s take this on the road!”
  3. The official term for the art of card throwing is “scaling.”

 

The show on stage is just one act of your family’s visit! Come early and stay late for free lobby activities and kid-friendly amenities—part of the New Victory experience.

About the Artist

Javier Jarquin won the “So You Think You’re Funny?” competition in 2007 in New Zealand and quickly became a star on the comedy circuit Down Under. In 2010, he moved to London and is now a headline act around the UK and in Europe. Known for thinking fast and talking faster, Jarquin has performed Card Ninja at clubs, corporate events, arts festivals and on Pepsi Max’s Unbelievable web series.

Photos

Photo: Alexis Buatti-Ramos
Photo: Alexis Buatti-Ramos
Photo: Alexis Buatti-Ramos
Photo: Alexis Buatti-Ramos
Photo: Alexis Buatti-Ramos

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Discover what our young theatergoers have to say about Card Ninja!
Watch Trailer
New Victory Arts Break: Card Ninja

Arts Break: Card Ninja

Let’s practice performing exciting stunts, land a few quick punchlines and personalize some cards for playing. Or throwing. But mostly playing!

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