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Tom DeLuca Returns to Roanoke

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SALEM, Va. - Comedian-Hypnotist Tom DeLuca brings his "Theatre of the Imagination" to Roanoke College for a repeat performance, Saturday, October 6, at 8 p.m. in the Olin Hall Theater. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling the Colket Center Information Office, (540) 378-5125 or ordering online at www.roanoke.edu/tickets. The performance is sponsored by Roanoke's Campus Activities Board.

The New York Post writes, "DeLuca is careful not to humiliate his subjects. Rather, he taps into their personalities, bringing human foibles gently to the surface. The results of Tom's show are fascinating, hilarious, at times even poignant. Don't miss him." And, people don't miss his show. At the University of Virginia, DeLuca drew 10,000 students. A recent overflow crowd of 800 enthusiastic students at Georgetown University awaited DeLuca's shenanigans by clapping, stomping and chanting "Tom!... Tom!...Tom!"

Such rock-star frenzy is triggered by DeLuca's ability to hypnotize audience volunteers into doing loony things, such as really believing they're the world's greatest dancers, being completely unable to remember their own names when asked or acting like aliens from a distant world. When Tom DeLuca performed at Roanoke College's Family Weekend in 2005, over 850 parents and students sat in awe as they watched their sons, daughters, friends and parents be convinced that, amongst other things, their neighbor's shoulder was the home of the most wonderful smell in the world.

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 2,000 students represent 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.