Elevate Date Night with Liberty Magic

Experience Magic every Wednesday through Sunday with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID Robinson Publisher February 28, 2022

In December of 1972 something magical happened at Three Rivers Stadium. To this day spectators are unsure just how it transpired. Through some combination of skill, chance and miracle Steelers fullback, Franco Harris, recovered a fumbled ball and pulled the team from the depths of sure defeat, scoring a game winning touchdown with 30 seconds on the clock. One of the greatest plays of all time-The Immaculate Reception.

Drawing inspiration from our city’s history of miraculous moments, Eric Jones, Liberty Magic’s Inaugural Magician and Artistic Advisor, returns to the Liberty Magic stage for a third residency to bring us a brand-new show. Featuring perplexing prestidigitation created with Pittsburgh in mind, this premier production is sure to amaze and inspire. Don’t take your eye off the ball… or the card… or the coin… You just might catch The Immaculate Deception.

Hailing from Philadelphia, Eric has been astounding audiences worldwide for nearly 20 years. He has appeared on Comedy Central, on The CW’s Masters of Illusion, successfully fooled Penn and Teller on the hit show Fool Us and was among the final 12 contestants on season 12 of America’s Got Talent. An award-winning performer, Eric Jones’s magic has been showcased at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and Monday Night Magic, NYC’s longest-running Off-Broadway magic show. He has appeared on television in 19 countries spanning 5 continents and has wowed dozens of A-List celebrities all over the globe. And for the month of February, Pittsburgher's enjoyed him for an astounding performance at Liberty Magic in Eric Jones in Immaculate Deception.

A little over an hour after sitting down to watch Eric Jones at the intimate Liberty Magic venue, I had to pull out my phone to capture this moment.

Mind blown 🤯

Behind the mask is a struggle between a dropped jaw and an ear to ear smile as my husband read to the audience words from a single piece of paper. That single piece of paper came from a sealed envelope on a clipboard that was kept under an acrylic display in front of our eyes for the entire show - never touched or manipulated. That single piece of paper contained not one, not two, not three, but four accurate predictions that were written by Eric Jones, before the show started. Here is the whiteboard that one of the audience members was writing random predictions during the show. Go ahead. Compare. I dare you. 


That was only one of many unexplainable things I saw this evening. A wedding ring from the audience mysteriously wrapped up in a gift bag, coins that multiplied and then disappeared into thin air. My husband and I both left Liberty Magic laughing, smiling and wanting more! 

While it's too late for you to catch Eric Jones this time around, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust welcomes Jon Tai in Road Signs to the theater March 2nd-April 3rd, 2022. With less than 70 seats in four rows, you'll want to book your experience sooner than later. While there's not a bad seat in the house, if you splurge on the Skeleton Key VIP, you're guaranteed VIP seating and some 1-1 time with the magician after the show.  Order tickets and find more information at