Neil Tobin, Necromancer: Near Death Experience

Interactive. Site-specific. Dead-serious fun.

Have an experience you won't forget.

Critic's Pick — Windy City Times

"We've got to go see this show ... this sounds awesome!" — WGN Radio

Returning to Chicago in October 2018 — Tickets on sale now


INDYFRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER! Mortality and mystery — imagine them fused together into an intimate, interactive theatre experience that will make you laugh, ponder and wonder. But don't bring the kids. This is grown-up, dead-serious fun.


• Is it scary? No.

• Morbid? Hardly.

• Instead, it makes a typically heavy subject surprisingly approachable — and might even inspire you to live life more fully. Not a bad return on your time at the theatre.


Did we mention the show is interactive? Make that immersive: specific performances of Near Death Experience invite theatergoers to be part of this life-and-death conversation in environments dedicated to the subject: houses of worship, end-of-life care forums, legacy planning workshops, and actual funeral homes and cemetery chapels throughout the US!


Ready for an experience you won't forget? See our current schedule.


Hear what guests have been saying.

"RECOMMENDED ... Neil Tobin weaves magic into the show as he guides us on a journey to understanding our views on death and what could come from reshaping them. Most of the magic will leave even the most skeptical among us pondering what they just experienced ... Near Death Experience is perfect for adults who love interactive and site-specific theatre that makes you think. " — Picture This Post


"RECOMMENDED ... Tobin raises very thought-provoking observations ... While the subject matter and the locale may suggest morbidity, Tobin's message is life-affirming." — Chi IL Live Shows


"Neil Tobin is a warm, funny man. He’s welcoming and doesn’t have a hard time putting people at ease. It’s a good quality to have in general, but especially important if you’ve chosen to take on a subject matter like death, like Tobin has for his one-man show ...." — Third Coast Review


"Tobin doesn't give us The Answers, but perhaps better questions ... meanwhile, we get to marvel at sleight of hand and sleight of mind, delivered with appropriately dark humor. Recommended ... your bravery will be rewarded." — Plays With John And Wendy