Mind Mangler: A Night of Tragic Illusion
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Mind Mangler: A Night of Tragic Illusion

Mind Mangler: A Night of Tragic Illusion NYC Reviews and Tickets

(407 Ratings)
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Hilarious

About the Show

A new comedy by Mischief promises chaotic hilarity and mindbending wonder.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (380)

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71 Reviews | 40 Followers
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you just want a good laugh and a show with heart. A comedy that is stupid in the best meaning of the word.

Don't see it if If you're looking for big production and high brow humor.

122 Reviews | 13 Followers
Magic and merriment.

See it if you're a fan of zany comedies like "The Play That Goes Wrong"--and you've been looking for something to bring the kids to.

Don't see it if broad, audience participation comedies don't appeal to you. Read more

134 Reviews | 13 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious

See it if From the company who give us The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong - a magic show that is soooo funny

Don't see it if Well, you have to like comedy, parody, and magic Read more

176 Reviews | 41 Followers
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love magic and mishaps!

Don't see it if You don't like audience interaction of lots of kids chattering the whole show

57 Reviews | 11 Followers
Quirky, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to laugh and enjoy yourself. These two do NOT take themselves seriously....even though they pretend to do so. Enjoy it!

Don't see it if want a large broadway-esque show. This is a small show with big heart and lots of laughs. Fully enjoyed watching it.

226 Reviews | 45 Followers
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like some silly and well written fun

Don't see it if you like serious plays, expect a traditional magic show, or are purely into musicals

219 Reviews | 44 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy the Mischief troupe, magic, and silliness.

Don't see it if You want a straight show or something that’s not making fun of itself.

77 Reviews | 27 Followers
Refreshing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You liked The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. You know you will have a good time.

Don't see it if You don’t like interactive shows. Read more

Critic Reviews (6)

New York Theatre Guide
November 20th, 2023

“The two-hour show, directed by Hannah Sharkey, is too long for its good. The eventual payoff of the mentalist’s tricks takes too long to be satisfying. And where other Mischief shows are family-friendly, this one features too many off-the-cuff curse words for kids. It might be best enjoyed by a stag party or friend group after a round or two of drinks.”
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November 19th, 2023

“That’s not to say that some of the acts don’t impress. One involving a guillotine is a real jaw-dropper. But in the end, Lewis seems less interested in wowing us with his skills of illusion and uncanny perception than in getting us to laugh — and he does, big time. That’s the real magic.”
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Lighting & Sound America
November 27th, 2023

"If you've seen the other '...Goes Wrong' productions, there is little sense of surprise, and, before long, a feeling of sameness sets in; you can set the setups from a mile away. Two hours is far too long for this sort of mechanical gaggery; some ruthless editing would improve the show markedly."
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New York Stage Review
November 19th, 2023

“ ‘Mind Mangler’ provides a fair amount of entertainment; and if you bring the kids, so much the better as it provides them with adult entertainment they can howl at and feel quite sophisticated. While this is not a kid’s show, the performance attended had a fair amount of the 6-to-19 set, who were not only altogether delighted but in some cases just about standing on their seats with joy.”
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Theater Pizzazz
November 19th, 2023

“All of the ‘illusions’ were well-known, but the audience’s willingness to play along created the craic (fun). Some of the biggest laughs were from attendees’ responses. Mr. Lewis masterfully worked the audience interactions, which were infinitely more entertaining than the tricks.”
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Front Row Center
November 20th, 2023

“Though the audience was full of children on the afternoon I attended, the play is marginally family-friendly, and Lewis often seemed more bothered than amused at having to deal with the kids, especially when a precocious fourteen-year-old played havoc with one of the audience’s participatory bits.”
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