Mentalist-illusionist Wayne Hoffman set to return to Wilkes-Barre campus

LEHMAN, Pa. — Multi-award-winning performer Wayne Hoffman is recognized as one of the top mentalists in the world. Touring the world with his stage show “Mind Candy” and his motivational speech, “The Power and Potential of The Human Mind,” he is also the author of the best-selling book “Mind Candy.” Hoffman will perform at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Barry Auditorium. The evening will start with a night tour of Hayfield House starting at 6 p.m., followed by a dessert reception at 6:45 p.m. in the Academic Commons Lobby.

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. He now travels the world performing and speaking for exclusive events, theaters, cruise ships, television, casinos, universities, and top corporations.

Hoffman's show is a high-energy presentation that involves body language, human behavior, and visual magic that will make your head explode. The audience experiences seemingly supernatural phenomena in a fun and upbeat way. Hoffman continues to be acknowledged as one of the top speakers in his field and wows audiences with his combination of magic and psychology.

He was featured on this season of America’s Got Talent, The TODAY show, NBC’s hit TV show “Phenomenon”, The Glenn Beck Show, TLC, Animal Planet on The Discovery Network, The Howard Stern Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Beverly Hills Pawn, “The Numbers Game” on National Geographic, CNN Money, “Oddities” on The Science Channel, TV Asahi, Fuji TV, TBS in Japan, Yahoo! Finance, and countless radio shows in the US and Canada. Wayne has performed for thousands of audiences in some of the most elite venues across the world.

Reservations required by Monday, Oct 24. The cost for community members is $10, and children under age 12 are $5. This show is age appropriate. For more information, contact Jackie Warnick-Piatt, Penn State Wilkes-Barre student activities coordinator, at [email protected] or 570-675-9284. For additional information on upcoming campus events, visit