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New York: Canadians Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci’s “HYPROV” opens Off-Broadway August 22
Monday, August 22, 2022
Whose Line Is It Anyway performer Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist Asad Mecci's HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis opens at Off-Broadway's Daryl Roth Theatre August 22, following previews August 12. The 12-week limited engagement will play through October 30.
Directed by Stan Zimmerman (Gilmore Girls), the 100-minute interactive show combines hypnosis and improv. The experience begins with Mecci inviting 20 volunteers on stage to be hypnotized, and those most receptive will improvise the show with Mochrie.
The show was co-created by Mochrie and Mecci, along with Mochrie’s manager, Jeff Andrews, in 2016 at Toronto's Second City. The work went on to run at Just for Laughs Montreal and the Edinburgh Fringe before setting out on a 50-city tour.
The creative team includes an original score by Rufus Wainwright, creative consulting by Tony winner Bob Martin (The Prom), scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and music direction by John Hilsen. The work is executive produced by Cody Lassen and produced by Sarah Power, Oui BeLeaf, Jörn Weisbrodt, Brad Blume, Marc Stern Family, M.J. Power International Inc., Lorena Shiff, Drew Descourouez, Matteo Golini; in association with Nancy Donohue, Kors Le Pere Theatricals, The Mecci Family, Joan Tosoni, and Becky Whittle.
Visit HYPROV.com for tickets and more information.
By Raven Brunner for playbill.com.