Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces Scott Silven’s The Journey

ANN ARBOR — The Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) will welcome back renowned illusionist Scott Silven, who performed a sold-out run of his critically acclaimed At the Illusionist’s Table in 2018.

Scott Silven’s new production of The Journey features a live, virtual theater experience which takes the audience from their living room to Silven’s home in rural Scotland through beautiful cinematic imagery and high-definition immersive sound. Hear a long-forgotten story, interact directly with Silven in a cutting-edge digital space, and help shape the evening’s extraordinary illusions and mesmerizing events. The Journey has been featured in October as New York Times Critic’s Pick (quote below).

Is it astounding? Absolutely. A graceful pivot to a new medium? Sure. Just when you think you know how Silven might have faked an effect, he complicates the trick, then complicates it again and you are abandoned to wonderment.” – The New York Times

With a maximum of 30 guests per show, each intimate, interactive event is constructed by the audience, with their own sense of home and connection, and with fellow travelers inhabiting the same digital space from across the world.

“We’re all missing human connection and in-person performance. While it will still be some time before we can all gather again, we’re thrilled to offer this special production for our audiences – it’s a virtual experience unlike anything else you’ve experienced during the time of COVID. Scott is a unique talent who left audiences mesmerized after his 2018 Ann Arbor run. Through The Journey, he’s created something really special for an audience of 30 at a time,” Executive Director Mike Michelon shares.

Donor Presale:  Monday, January 18 at 9:00 am EST
General Public: Tuesday, January 19 at 9:00 am EST

Tickets start at $46 and will be available at

Tuesday, February 23: 7:00 pm EST & 8:30 pm EST
Wednesday, February 24: 7:00 pm EST & 8:30 pm EST
Thursday, February 25: 7:00 pm EST & 8:30 pm EST
Friday, February 26: 7:30 pm EST & 9:00 pm EST
Saturday, February 27: 7:30 pm EST & 9:00 pm EST
Sunday, February 28: 5:00 pm EST & 7:00 pm EST

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The Journey is generously supported by Erin McKean & Steve Sullivan.