Young illusionist presents “Illusion on Fire” at the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centreantonio ortuño

At only 19 years old, Antonio Ortuño already has a solid career paved out, with sufficient charisma and charm to enchant and entice audiences of all ages. The talented actor and illusionist has undergone many years of intensive training in the acting field, and is now bringing those talents back to his home town of Torrevieja, along with three years of self-taught magic.

The show, “IIlusionismo en llamas” (Illusionism on Fire) combines thrilling drama, incredible illusions and exciting tricks with a hint of fire that are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Ortuño explained that he had a great interest in magic as a young child, but eventually grew out of it as his interests turned to other activities. However, his passion was rekindled three years ago during a poker game with a Ukrainian colleague, who demonstrated two impressive card tricks that made him want to learn more. Illusion on Fire tells the story of how the youngster’s magic talents transpired and, in his own words, is meant to “make the audience smile and send them home with a good feeling!”

The show will be presented this Saturday at 9:30pm at the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre in Torrevieja, with all proceeds raised being donated to the charity “Alimentos Solidarios”, which provides food for the needy. Tickets are available in advance from the Municipal Box Office and from two hours before the show on the doors, and are priced at €3.