a “civil” way to saw a lady in half….


One of the most copied illusions in History.

Intrigue theater presents – Cutting a Lady in Half – Civil War Style.

In the 1920’s Illusionists & Magicians shocked the world as they introduced a revolutionary effect where a lady was stretched out  on a table and cut in half!

Perhaps  the reason for the illusion’s success in America was because 50 years earlier our great country itself had been cut in half!

The Civil war divided our great country – a painful separation which took a long time to heal.

Rock House Cave Close Window View

Dr. Jacksons “Cave Hospital” as it stands today – downtown Eureka Springs.

Just 30 miles from Eureka Springs the Battle of Pea Ridge was fought by 27,000 men.  The Union was outnumbered  and yet prevailed.  3300 soldiers lost their lives in that battle and many of the wounded were brought here to Eureka springs to be treated by the healing properties of the spring waters.

Dr. Alvah Jackson treated both Confederate and Union Soldiers.  But when the North regained control of North West Arkansas – he had to hide his confederate patients in The bluff shelter that became known as “Dr. Jackson’s Cave Hospital.”

This October, Sean-Paul the Illusionist will perform this ghastly illusion to illustrate the heart breaking National divide and the surgical methods of a Eureka Springs doctor whose concern for the humanity were greater than picking sides.

Intrigue Theater presents a "civil" way to saw a lady in Half

Held in place on a Civil War Amputation Table by members from the audinece Juliane of Intrigue theater will represent a country divided in half by North and the South.

Sean-Paul will recruit two volunteers from the audience – one to play the part of a union soldier and the other a confederate.  Juliane Fay of Intrigue theater will lay down on a replica of Dr. Alvah Jackson’s surgical amputation table.   The Confederate and Union Soldiers will strap her down to the table the same way they would to a patient before performing an amputation.  Using Civil War Swords and blades Sean-Paul the Illusionist will then Cut Juliana Fay in Half.   Then symbolic of our divided country – the two soldiers will pull the body apart in two pieces.

Come to intrigue theater to see this Historical and Factual presentation of this consummate Illusion.   This effect may only be in the show through Halloween night – so get your tickets now.