defines death-defying. As a two-time World Magic Award-winner and escape artist, the Pittsburgh local has survived a hanging while on the back of a horse and, in a separate stunt, while being submerged in the ocean trapped in Harry Houdini’s original underwater box. Griffin has been featured on Masters of Illusion, America's Got Talent
and Ripley’s Believe It or Not
On Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m., Griffin will perform his latest interactive show, 50 Shades of Great
, at the Oaks Theater
in Oakmont. The program is filled with mind experiments, dangerous stunts and audience participation.
As a special challenge
, if 200 tickets or more are sold by Aug. 10, Griffin will be handcuffed and attached with 30 pounds of chains to a cement block and dropped into the Allegheny River at noon on Aug. 11. The location has yet to be specified.
Tickets for 50 Shades of Great
range from $17 to $25 for VIP front table seating.
The Oaks Theater is at 310 Allegheny River Blvd., in Oakmont.