Magician mind reader rocks WCHS after-prom

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After being blindfolded with a pair of silver dollars, duct tape and a black bandana, Tolland tries to “read” objects held up by students Bethany Keller and Dylan Hodgson.

BY TOM PARKER/ Staff writer.
 
WASHINGTON – For about sixty electrifying minutes in the wee, wee hours of Sunday morning, Chicago-based performer Mark Tolland kept Washington County High School students and their prom dates laughing, gasping, puzzled, fl abbergasted and asking themselves how-didhe-do-that. In turn head-scratching magic trickery and thought-provoking mind-reading prestidigitation, Tolland, whose act is called “second to none” by Disney World, drove a nail into his nostril, swallowed thread and needles and coughed them out strung together like pearls on a silk strand, identifi ed small, medium and large objects while blindfolded, wizarded the names of first loves and manipulated mathematical calculations and predictions to keep the audience second-guessing.

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