The Illusionist’s Assistant The assistant has prepared the stage for Fantastico, the great illusionist. The tophat, jacket, cane and magic sphere are all in place. The audience is seated. The show is about to begin. But where is Fantastico? The assistant waits, the audience waits but the illusionist never shows up. The Assistant must try to cope on his own. The Illusionist’s Assistant is a tale of courage and magic. Actor/magician Kalle Nilsson plays his performance in a mixture of swedish, sign language, arabic, farsi, french, flemish, english, german and japanese, all at the same time. Body language and magic, two universal languages make it possible for everyone to understand and appreciate the show.