VUJC announces escape, illusion show

From local sources

JASPER — The Vincennes University Jasper Campus Student Activities Office is bringing escape artist Kristen Johnson and her husband, master illusionist Kevin Ridgeway, to the Jasper Arts Center at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19.  

Johnson is the only woman performing the water torture cell stunt and the only escapologist who does the stunt with the audience watching. She has performed the escape 972 times and has her eyes on Houdini’s record, estimated at about 1,000 times.

The couple live in Indianapolis.

The family-friendly show is free for VUJC students, faculty and staff. General admission tickets — available at the VUJC bookstore, the administration building and the door the night of the show — are $5.

For additional information, contact Alli Baer, student activities coordinator, at 481-5941 or

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