from Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand
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Week of November 6 – 12
Week of November 13 – 19
This performance has live sign-interpretation.
Get to know the performers and creative team at a Talk-Back!
Live audio-description provided
Week of November 20 – 26
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.
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.
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.
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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FREE Lobby Activities
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Explore the arts from home!
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