March 11, 2021

Famed Mentalist Performs Virtual Mind Reading and Illusion Show on April 1 as Part of West ChesterWayne Hoffman University’s Annual Fundraising Gala

America’s Got Talent famed mentalist and illusionist, Wayne Hoffman, will provide an evening of impossible reality bending mysteries in Distant Deceptions: An Interactive Virtual Mind Reading & Illusion Show as part of West Chester University’s 38th Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala – the 2021: G.A.L.A. - on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. $50 provides household log-in access to the event, purchasable at For more information, contact the Events Office at

Multi-award-winning performer Wayne Hoffman is recognized as one of the top mentalists in the world. He has toured the globe with his stage show Mind Candy, his motivational keynote, The Power and Potential of The Human Mind, and presents his award-winning virtual show Distant Deceptions. He is also the author of the best-selling motivational book, Mind Candy.

Hoffman’s passion for the mysterious was sparked at a young age and lead him to study the art of magic. Later, through extensive self-studies in sociology, psychology, and human behavior, Wayne was able to develop the foundation of his skills today. His show is a high-energy presentation that combines mind-reading and visual magic that will amaze you. The audience experiences seemingly supernatural phenomena in a fun and upbeat way.

Hoffman appeared on America’s Got Talent, France’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, National Geographic, CNN, The Science Channel, as well as TV Asahi, Fuji TV, and TBS in Japan. More information at

Each year, the gala draws more than 300 members of the community to an event that is dedicated to the continued academic success of West Chester University students. Since its inception in 1983, the benefit has raised more than $1.2 million dollars for West Chester University students through a renewable, four-year Presidential Scholarship, which is designed to provide financial assistance to students who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence.

Remaining events in the live, virtual gala series include: An Evening with Henry Winkler, Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.; and a Meet & Greet with Henry Winkler, Saturday, April 27 at 9 p.m.



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