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Nelson Lugo, The Charming Trickster, is a magician, raconteur, former ringmaster for the Big Apple Circus, retired burlesque impresario, an apprentice DJ, and burgeoning grifter.


Cheating Death: Magic, Memoirs & MortalityCheating Death: Magic, Memoirs & Mortality
Written and performed by Nelson Lugo and directed by Joel Jeske

“Cheating Death: Magic, Memoirs & Mortality” is a dark comedy that explores one magician’s life and his many brushes with death. Cheating Death is a hybrid theater piece that challenges the boundaries between personal storytelling and classical stage magic.


The result is an intimate celebration of life and all of its varied deaths.


The Tank Theater, 312 W. 36th Street
Sept. 5, 6, 11, & 12 at 7PM
The show runs 75 mins


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*Cheating Death may not be suitable for children under the age of 13. The show explores adult themes and contains strong language.


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