Whose Line Is It Anyway performer Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist Asad Mecci's HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis made its New York City premiere August 12 and is set to open August 22. The Off-Broadway production will play a 12-week limited engagement at the Daryl Roth Theatre through October 30.
The 100-minute show is directed by Stan Zimmerman (Gilmore Girls) with creative consulting by Tony winner Bob Martin (The Prom), and combines hypnosis and improv. The experience begins with Mecci inviting 20 volunteers on stage to be hypnotized, and those most receptive will improvise the show with Mochrie.
The show was co-created by Mochrie and Mecci, along with Mochrie’s manager, Jeff Andrews, in 2016 at Toronto's Second City. The work went on to run at Just for Laughs Montreal and the Edinburgh Fringe before setting out on a 50-city tour.
The creative team includes Jo Winiarski as scenic designer, Jeff Croiter as lighting designer, and music direction by John Hilsen. The work is executive produced by Cody Lassen and produced by Sarah Power, Chaz Naor, Oui BeLeaf (NHR), Jörn Weisbrodt, Joan Tosoni, M.J. Power International Inc, Salah Bachir, Brad Blume, Matteo Golini, Esther Kim, Lorena Zvi Shiff, Marc Stern Family, Toufik Sarwa, The Descourouez Group, MKFD; in association with Bilo Investments LLC, Nancy Donohue, Kors Le Pere Theatricals, David Lipowicz, The Mecci Family, Zorbas Whittle Inc.
Visit HYPROV.com for tickets and more information.