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Hypnotist to mesmerize crowd at UMPI

Hypnotist Paul Ramsay will leave the crowd second-guessing when he performs his show “Mind Games”—billed as the first truly interactive stage hypnotism show in the world—at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The show will take place in the Auditorium at Wieden Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The show is free and open to the public, and is rated PG-13/R.

Ramsay has entertained sell-out crowds as a stage hypnotist since 2004, and has performed his popular show “Mind Games” since 2010. In this one-of-a-kind performance, Ramsay uses interactive polling and remote controls so that audience members can steer the course of the show by voting on what they want to see happen on stage. Everyone can participate and volunteers are hypnotized while still sitting in the audience, providing an up-close-and-personal experience for everybody attending. Ramsay puts volunteers through hilarious scenarios created to be fun and engage the crowd.

His show “Mind Games” has entertained audiences at colleges and high schools ever since its debut. During this show, Ramsay is known for quickly engaging the crowd, making it interactive, and providing original entertainment that transforms average students into cast members “right before your very eyes.”

Ramsay is a two-time graduate of the University of New Hampshire and a board certified hypnotist. Before he took up hypnotism, he was a high school English teacher and then worked at his alma mater in Residential Life. Because of his former training as a teacher, he makes a rare combination of educator and entertainer. He can define learning outcomes and present his show in a way that is highly engaging and rewarding to the audience.

This show was originally scheduled for December but was rescheduled due to weather. For more information regarding this event, please contact Beth Olsen at 207-768-9582 or elizabeth.olsen@maine.edu.