New Mischief Comedy Mind Mangler Begins Previews Off-Broadway November 10 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News New Mischief Comedy Mind Mangler Begins Previews Off-Broadway November 10

The show previously enjoyed a run in the West End, a U.K. tour, and a successful Edinburgh Fringe run.

Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer in Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle Helen Maybanks

Mischief’s new comedy Mind Mangler: A Night of Tragic Illusion begins previews Off-Broadway November 10. Playing New World Stages (the same venue that hosts their long-running The Play That Goes Wrong), Mind Mangler will continue for a 16-week engagement through March 3, 2024, with opening set for November 19.

Starring original company members Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer, Mind Mangler is based on a character originally created in Magic Goes Wrong by Penn Jillette, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, and Teller.

In the comedy, the Mind Mangler returns to the stage following a disappointing two-night run at the Luton Holiday Inn Conference Centre. His new solo spectacular is predicted to spiral into chaos as he attempts to read your mind.

Mind Mangler: A Night of Tragic Illusion is directed by Hannah Sharkey, with set design by Sara Perks, costume design by Roberto Surace, lighting design by David Howe, sound design by Helen Skiera, and video design by Gillian Tan. Ben Hart serves as magic consultant, and Steve Brown is the composer.

Mischief’s stage successes include The Play That Goes Wrong, Magic Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, A Comedy About a Bank Robbery, and Mischief Movie Night.


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