Steve Crawford performs a variety of outdoor dare
devil escape acts, He can also tailor an escape to fit your situation
as well as attempting escape challenges. Below is a list of escapes he
has performed regularly. They include a remark about the environment it
must be performed in. All escapes are "Self Contained" in
that we provide everything except the location (MC, guest police
officers, or Mental hospital employees, lighting, sound, airplane,
stunt is perfect for hotels, City events, and even backyard parties.
Local law enforcement officials are invited and are asked to bring
padlocks and handcuffs and leg irons. They begin with a strip search of
Steve Crawford (in a private area you provide). An MC is speaking to
the audience as Steve is escorted to the pool where he and a police
officer say a few words, Steve is then cuffed, chained, and locked to
heavy weights before being thrown into the pool. He presents a visible escape.
Thrown from a
Plane in a Box:
act was designed for air shows and television. After having a parachute
placed on his back, Steve Crawford is locked into a wooden box, it is
loaded onto a cargo plane, flown into the sky and then it is dropped
from the plane. The audience observes the box is falling toward them as
an MC announces that the box is falling out of control. Suddenly,
Steve's parachute is seen to open as he apparently carries the box back
over the drop zone where he releases it. (a
strap attaches the box to the harness Steve wears so the audience is
never in actual danger), He then lands in front of the watching crowd.
Straight Jacket Escape:
This works for most any venue. A long length of
rope is cut into two long lengths, the first
is used to hoist a sandbag into the air. The center of the rope is lit
on fire as an MC announces the time it takes to for the rope to burn
through. After a few words from Steve Crawford and a mental hospital
employee, Steve in placed in a straight jacket and pulled upside down
into the air. He must escape before the rope burns through.
with Vehicle Racing Toward It:
act was designed for grand stand events (car races, tractor pulls, mud
races, etc.) in that the audience must observe from the front. Steve
Crawford is locked into a box built by a local wood working company.
Assistants surround the box with a four sided screen and run from the
area. A vehicle (generally a stock car) revs up it's
motor on one end of the field. After a count down, the driver races
toward the screen and finally crashes through the screen and box. The
driver quickly hits the breaks, jumps from the car, pulls his helmet to
reveal that he is Steve Crawford.;
Car Trunk Escape:
act fits most venues and can be used as an after show in the parking
lot finale. Steve Crawford is chained and locked inside of any car
trunk possibly provided by your committee. A curtain is raised and
after a countdown Steve is seen standing on the trunk. If a police car
is used, a dog that is in the car's back seat can appear in the trunk.
Strapped to Tracks of Roller Coaster:
for amusement parks or carnival lots. After being placed in a straight
jacket, Steve Crawford is strapped to the tracks of a roller coaster, A
screen is placed over him and he makes a last second escape before the
car crashes through it.
Box Escape in a Lake:
works for any event with a lake or large pond. After being chained and locked
into a box (built by local "challengers") a crane drops Steve
Crawford into the lake. He surfaces after a long spine tingling wait.
Welded Steel Box Escape:
fits any venue and can be performed surrounded. A steel box, provided
by a steel company, is examined before the attempt. Workers place Steve
Crawford in the box and weld the lid in place. A screen covers the box
and Steve escapes. The crowd is immediately allowed to examine the box
to find it remains welded shut. It is a solid mass of steel.
act requires that a hole not only be dug, but that the casket remains
in the ground after the performance. Steve Crawford is placed into a
coffin and lowered 6-8 feet deep. A microphone with Steve allows him to
speak to the audience as he is buried. The audience hears Steve choke
and his voice fades out. He finally emerges from a screen, covering the
loose dirt, dirty and staggering.
The Chinese Water Torture Cell:
act works for most any venue but we recommend it viewed from one. A
tall frame stands above an upright tank of water. A large sign offers a
$100,000.00 reward to anyone who can find any gimmicks in the tank or
the stocks locked to its top. An audio track plays all day, explaining
the act and giving information about Steve Crawford and the Act's
originator, Harry Houdini. Your guest are
entertained all day with an on-going chance to examine the prop, both
before and after the event. At performance time, Steve Crawford will
hang from his ankles after having been locked into a set of stocks. He
will be lowered upside down into the tank containing more than two tons
of water. The stocks are then padlocked onto the outside of the tank.
Even if he had the keys, escape would be impossible. In an apparent
near-death attempt, he will escape, coughing up water and staggering
from the drawn curtain. This is an act that will keep them talking! The
stunt can be presented 2 or 3 times daily.
hypnosis shows begin by including a demonstration involving everyone in the
audience! Steve causes the audience to see his head grow larger and larger
on his command. Then, after a count to 10, his head shrinks to the size of
a lemon! But, those who come on stage are the real "Stars", They become famous singing stars, super models, and
even aliens. Volunteers also do the twist in a Chubby Checker dance
contest. The participants in Steve's show remember they had a fun
experience (the audience will have to fill them in on the details), learn
to sleep better at night, and learn how to have greater success and
confidence in everything they do. Important messages are included about the
dangers of alcohol and drug abuse and their effect on the mind.
Steve does not
claim any "special powers" over others. He became interested in
hypnosis after meeting with a hypnotist that came to his own high school.
He entertained audiences as he studied psychology and theatre in college at
State College, Oklahoma Baptist
University, and Oklahoma State
University. He is a
graduate of the "Silva Method", a member of the National Guild of
Hypnotist, the Professional Association of Hypnotist and studied under three
hypnotist, including Dr. R. E. Bellows. His programs are unique, fast
paced, fun, clean, and educational as well.
We are always
willing to work with schools or groups that have a
special financial needs and will also give discounts when we can do
two or more shows in the same area. We look forward to working with your
school in the near future.