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Sleight of hand

Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, is a lovely little theatre in which to do lovely little musicals. That, however, was not the challenge given to LD Phil Monat in lighting Houdini, which opened at Goodspeed last October. Houdini is a big, ambitious new show which covers the famed magician's entire career; the plot centers on a triangle involving Houdini, his wife, and his brother, as well as the magician's pathetic reliance on phony mystics and seances after the death of his beloved

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