Through training and constant practice, theater reviewers are able to suspend their disbelief in a flash. So we are not the most reliable parties when it comes to assessing events involving conjuring or sleight of hand trickery. As far as I am able to figure out, what actually happens during the 70 delightful minutes of “Nothing to Hide” is complete magic.
Currently at the Signature Center, “Nothing to Hide” offers two young, cool, clever dudes who perform amazing tricks with cards. They are droll guys whose snarky rapport with the audience in the 190-seat Linney theater provides some of the fun of their co-created show, which has been smartly staged by Neil Patrick Harris.
Derek DelGaudio is the stocky, rumpled, matter-of-fact American. Helder Guimaraes is a quirky Portuguese whose cute accent sounds curiously Russian. In their engaging personas, they play the nerd-genius card very nicely indeed. Their varied nothing-up-my-sleeve routines with the devil’s pasteboards are impressive and devilishly amusing.