Already closed | 1h 10m | Midtown W

Manufacturing Mischief

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Clever, A really fantastic story that could only be told with puppets., Hilarious

About the show

The Tank brings us the New York premiere of a satirical play that features puppet characters based on Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand, Elon Musk, and Tiny Trump.  More…

Current events, politics, science, morality, and cats collide in this silly, farcical puppet play. Using comedy to address political discourse and the dilemmas that artificial intelligence and late capitalism pose, the play serves as a critique of new technologies for automation.


1h 10m | Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Delightful, Clever, A really fantastic story that could only be told with puppets., Hilarious
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Avg Score

97
A really fantastic story that could only be told with puppets.

See it if You like innovative theater dealing with serious matters in a humorous way.

Don't see it if You don't like puppets or want a lavish production.

100
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if You love puppetry and smart humor

Don't see it if You don’t care for politics


June 18th, 2018
"Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and a 'Tiny' Trump all on stage at the same time, verbally jousting with each other? Pedro Reyes' 'Manufacturing Mischief' at the Tank does, indeed, throw these historic figures together in a play that is intellectually stimulating and qui...
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June 11th, 2018
"Writer Paul Hufker does not hold back in this keenly relevant script, and director Meghan Finn has sculpted this highly entertaining production along with its team of seasoned puppeteers. It's one of the most delightful pieces of theatre I've seen that offers debates about morality, politics, an...
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June 18th, 2018
"'Manufacturing Mischief' casts a sardonic, skeptical, and often scathing eye on our current political and technological moment. It crams an extraordinary amount of commentary into a brief show–sometimes it whizzes by too fast to catch–but when it works, it’s bracing, thought-provoking, and somet...
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June 14th, 2018
"Takes aim at targets from toxic masculinity to our would-be technocratic overlords while maintaining a spirit of steadfast and endearing silliness...The play makes its themes very clear. Marx's is not the only song among the snappy, self-aware dialogue, up-to-the-minute jokes...The production is...
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