Mischief’s new comedy Mind Mangler: A Night of Tragic Illusion officially opened Off-Broadway November 19, and the reviews are in. 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.
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.
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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.