Sex Witch The Musical, Maggie Lalley's autobiographical show exploring her time in a two-person teenage sex magic cult, begins performances Off-Broadway April 19.
The work, equal parts original music and standup comedy, plays Soho Playhouse through May 6. The musical was critically acclaimed at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and has toured the United States, with sell-out engagements in Boston, Los Angeles, and Austin.
Born and raised in New York, Lalley formed the cult with her best friend Bethany during their teenage years. What was originally intended to be a bonding experience quickly spiraled out of control as Bethany's true colors were revealed, leaving Lalley to question her own reality.
As Lalley put it in a previous statement, “this completely true story explores my relationship to cult mentality, mind control, folie à deux (a psychological term that means madness between two), sexual abuse, LGBTQ exploration, witchcraft, love, mid-2000s popular culture, millennial celebrity culture, and, wait for it… Harry Potter."
Sex Witch is 75 minutes long with no intermission.