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Magic tricks with Neil Patrick Harris [Video]

July 14, 2011 |  3:11 pm

As if Neil Patrick Harris doesn't have enough on his plate, the multifaceted performer is using some sleight of hand to add in some stage work this month in Santa Monica. Starting Friday, Harris directs British magician Guy Hollingworth in a new staging and U.S. debut of his popular one-man show "The Expert at the Card Table."

Harris spoke with Times reporter T.L. Stanley about his busy career, saying he sometimes felt like “a vaudevillian plate spinner.” And the actor, a magician himself and a member of L.A.'s Magic Castle, told how he ended up working with Hollingworth. First read the interview and then read all about "The Expert at the Card Table."

The duo took time to give a sample of their magic in the video above. Nothing up his sleeve?

-- Sherry Stern

Video: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times