'American Psychic' at the Illustrious Players - Atlas Obscura

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'American Psychic' at the Illustrious Players

Witness a mind-bending performance from renowned mentalist Matt Cooper in the historic dining hall of New York's oldest and most theatrical private club.

Join us for this limited performance from Matt Cooper, celebrity mentalist and mastermind of modern mystery.

During his performance at the exclusive Players Club in Gramercy, Cooper will take skeptics and believers on a journey into the great unknown. Using techniques of Victorian Mentalism, you'll experience the impossible and witness astonishing demonstrations.  Join us for a strange and unusual evening with a master of this ancient art form and discover why Mentalism has mystified some of the world's brightest minds since the dawn of the 20th century.

"Amazing, Mind-Blowing, and Brilliant" — New York Academy of Art.

*Please note: This is not a show of evidence but of pure entertainment. It is performed in the spirit of mystery and amazement.*   


The Players is a private social club founded in 1888 when Edwin Booth, the greatest American actor of his time, purchased a Gothic Revival-style mansion facing Gramercy Park and commissioned architect Stanford White to transform it into a certain club  "for the promotion of social intercourse between the representative members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, sculpture and music, and the patrons of the arts." More than 130 years later, the tradition continues.  


Born in Las Vegas, Matt Cooper was raised in show business. But he was only interested in weird and obscure skills, like building Rube Goldberg machines, learning to lasso without a horse, and performing magic tricks for friends in school. None of it stuck, until he discovered the world of psychic entertainment. He abruptly moved to New York, and put everything into making this weird idea work. It finally paid off. Matt Cooper has become an underground sensation. Traveling the world for high-end parties and celebrity events. Most recently, making national TV appearances on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, and the History channel as an expert in mind control. Find out more about him at his website.  


One (1) drink ticket (good for beer, wine, champagne, or non-alcoholic option) will be provided with each ticket. There will also be a cash bar at the venue. Dress code is strictly enforced in the Clubhouse. Upscale cocktail attire is recommended.  Men must wear a jacket. Shorts, t-shirts, torn/tattered jeans, workout or warm-up attire, fitness/ athletic shoes and casual caps are all prohibited.   


Email Lenny Platt at at lenny.platt@atlasobscura.com.

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Advance tickets only. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Event is 18+.