BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - The Burgettstown High School junior class will host hypnotist Jason Christopher at 7 p.m. March 21 at the school's auditorium.
Christopher will give a special public performance of The Jason Christopher Comedy Hypnosis Show.
"People will be amazed just how quickly a group of strangers can be hypnotized, using the latest techniques," said Christopher. "By not having a long, boring induction, it makes for a far more entertaining show and much more involving for the audience."
Christopher is a graduate of the Stage Hypnosis Center in Litchfield Park, Ariz., and is touring the Tri-State Area.
"Hypnosis shows are very unique entertainment and have been called one of the greatest shows on earth," said Christopher. "During the show, we will have fun and lots of laughs. It will be exciting, and the show will involve a number of audience members. The individuals who volunteer for hypnosis are the ones who will have the most fun. It combines the fun of total audience participation with the incredible abilities of the mind. You will laugh and applaud for your friends and family up on stage as you have never seen them before. For instance, the quietest introverts will often times become the greatest stars."
Christopher, a Pittsburgh native, will guide audience volunteers through hypnosis, under which they will experience a "different reality" than those watching.
"Hypnotizing individuals is a process that begins with the volunteer's approval," said Christopher. "No one can be hypnotized against their will. Every person who has a strong desire may be hypnotized. No one is ever forced to participate on stage. The traditional hypnosis show in the past was humor at the expense of audience members, but during my show, I make the audience members the stars. I try to highlight and accentuate the talents and creativity of our volunteers. We do nothing to embarrass them."
The public is invited to attend the show. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. To purchase a ticket in advance, contact Sara Mulkerrin at (412) 965-1868.
The fundraiser benefits the junior class prom.