April 4, 2019 / Modified apr 7, 2019 1:20 p.m.

Shakespeare & Hathaway: This Rough Magic

Frank and Lu investigate mysterious goings-on when a woman dies in a magic trick gone wrong.

Old school magician, Lawrence Pross, is in the midst of his grand finale when tragedy strikes and his unlucky volunteer is fatally trapped in his medieval iron maiden. Accused of involuntary manslaughter, Lawrence is reduced to performing cheap tricks to passing tourists. His daughter doesn't be live the trick was faulty and convinces Lawrence to enlist Frank and Lu. As the investigators delve into a world of illusion and sleight of hand they meet surly stagehands and thorny travel agents, each with their own version of what happened on that fateful night. But is Lawrence really innocent, or is it all just smoke and mirrors?

Shakespeare & Hathaway: This Rough Magic Thursday at 8 p.m. on PBS 6.

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