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120 Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking
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Atlantic Theater Company presents British mentalist and illusionist Derren Brown's new show featuring mind reading and other psychological feats. More…

This theatrical experience challenges audiences to take a closer look at the stories and beliefs that guide our lives. In the UK, Derren Brown’s critically acclaimed shows have played sold-out runs in the West End and won two Olivier Awards.


83
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You like magical performances and enjoyed being wow'ed.

Don't see it if You hate magic shows.

82
Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a show that entertains and makes you question just how magic is done.

Don't see it if You are not interested in typical magic shows although done with great flair.

82
Clever, Thought-provoking, Interesting, Entertaining, Unusual

See it if Derren is clever at using the power of deduction and suggestion to reach the conclusion he desires.

Don't see it if If you are a person who doesn't appreciate a 1-man cheat show, stay home.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Magic

See it if you are a fan of magic and mentalism. Brown is a very entertaining performer with a very clever portfolio of tricks. Highly entertaining.

Don't see it if you are not into a magic show. Brown's tricks are done with aplomb and great staging, but likely you've seen them or something like them.

80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you've never seen a mentalist before. Mr. Brown is incredible, and he will leave you wondering how anything is even possible.

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional theater experience. This is less of a "play" and more of a psychological performance by Mr. Brown

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you can suspend belief and have an enjoyable two and a half hours. very entertaining.

Don't see it if want a plot or want to figure out the trappings of how the "magic" works. much more fun to go with it...

80
Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Entertaining, Unbelievable

See it if You're willing and excited to have your mind challenged. An incredible showman, and you know it's all fake...but you'll be questioning it.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the power of suggestion, or you have a phobia of someone messing with your brain. You simply don't enjoy magic.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Not really a play, Theater for people who don't like theater, Vegas off-broadway

See it if You like illusionists and mind-readers. There are good surprises and craft executed, but not something you expect from Atlantic Theater Comp

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional play and not a Vegas show. This guy has a cult following; he's good, but I don't see the big deal, frankly.

74
Entertaining

See it if you enjoy mentalist shows; like to figure out how the show is done. Want a pleasant and clever evening.

Don't see it if want traditional dramatic entertainment. Overall a bit disappointing, but I have no idea how the final event was pulled off.

72
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you like to be amazed.

Don't see it if like me you find magic and illusionists boring no matter how good the act is.

72
Clever, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a different type of theater.

Don't see it if You simply cannot believe he is not charming fake.

65
Cliched, Somewhat entertaining, Mental tricks

See it if you can totally succumb to mind tricks and psychological moments.

Don't see it if you want something more from an evening. Or don't like being deceived in the wrong way.

Also I may not be one to offer a non-biased opinion. IF I had been picked a... Read more Read less

64
Disappointing, Just an illusionist act, Not really theater

See it if You enjoy a really skilled illusionist and don't need to know how he did it

Don't see it if You want theater, not a psychic act

35
Entertaining

See it if You want to be entertained with psychological tricks.

Don't see it if You go to the theater for theatre, not spectacle. Are jugglers and animal acts next? As a season subscriber, I am very disappointed.

88
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if mentalism, illusion, and cheeky British men. I was thrilled to see Derren Brown perform live. Great fun, and family friendly.

Don't see it if You don't like magic, or have seen a lot of Derren Brown's televised programs. There's not a lot of new material in this show.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you wish to have your mind blown and your beliefs challenged.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of magic and the like.

80
Clever, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining, Different

See it if You want to see a great mentalist and wonder how he did it. I have my suspicions. You'll leave the theater amazed and baffled.

Don't see it if You want to see a play or musical.

77
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if YOU WANT TO BE AMAZED

Don't see it if YOU DON'T WANT TO

54
Clever

See it if Older

Don't see it if Freakish

100
Funny, Clever, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to be mind-fucked, you want to see the BEST show ever, you want to be be impressed by a great performer.

Don't see it if you are close minded, you are boring.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Must see

See it if You're wanting to escape everyday life for an evening, you love surprises, and you might just want to get out of your seat to participate.

Don't see it if You're satisfied with reality as you know it or you're looking for a standard play/musical. This is something else entirely.

Also I've been a huge fan of Derren Brown for quite some time (thanks, Ye O... Read more Read less

99
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to be entertained, awe-struck and amazed

Don't see it if Just go and see it - it's like nothing else on stage!

96
Clever, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You like a show outside the norm

Don't see it if you're averse to magic/mentalists

90
Clever, Quirky, Riveting

See it if you haven't been to a magic show in a while and want to see something you once thought impossible in the theater.

Don't see it if you're a professional magician ;)

18
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Disjointed

See it if You like period pieces with terrible corny accents

Don't see it if You value your time and don't have extra cash lying around for a babysitter


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