The Southern Prairie Library System is proud to present magician, Steve Crawford, and his “Super Steve’s Superhero Circus” for next week’s Summer Library Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story.” This program will be held on Thursday, July 9 at the Altus Public Library. The program will start at 2 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Audience members of all ages will be entertained as they watch Steve perform a variety of acts. The entire show is an experience in theater and acting. Crawford began performing over 40 years ago after learning magic in his own hometown library in Ponca City. Today, he spends his time visiting Oklahoma schools and libraries.
During his 40+ years entertaining, Steve Crawford has won numerous awards and traveled from coast to coast as a magician, hypnotist, actor, and escape artist. He has performed at state fairs, shared the stage with such greats as Henry Winkler, opened for rock stars including Alice Cooper, worked for Evil Knievel, and more than a thousand corporations. He has also performed for theme parks including Six Flags and SeaWorld. Steve won the Nabisco “Unlock the Magic” award, a national competition involving hundreds of magicians and was voted one of the “Top Three Actors” in America’s Cast Me Competition and Reality Show. Steve holds the world record for speed escapes from handcuffs (in less than 2 seconds), and is the former TV star of Fox TV’s “Magical Mystery Tour.” Steve was also featured twice in 2015 on the History Channel for his escape art and in tribute to Houdini.
Steve’s performance is funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. The IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
For more information about this performance or the rest of the summer library program activities, please contact the library at 477-2890 or check their Facebook page: Southern Prairie Library System.