The Theatre Mysteries

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The Theatre Mysteries
Start date: February 4th, 1940
End date: April 14th, 1940
# of strips: 66 (11 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Phil Davis
Preceded by: "The Music Lesson"
Followed by: "The Flame Pearls Pt.1: Attempted Assassination"

"The Theatre Mysteries" is the 13th Mandrake Sunday story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Phil Davis.

Plot Summary

Mandrake is to perform at a charity benefit when the famed tenor Faravelli recieves a death note, then dies mysteriously on the stage before a huge audience.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Faravelli, a famed tenor.
  • Schmidt, the orchestra-leader.
  • Percy, Mandrake's ventriloquist doll.
  • Pop, the stage doorman.
  • Gallo, the first violinist.


  • New York
    • A theatre

Behind the scenes

  • The title for the story is taken from the strip of February 4, 1940 (Beginning - The Theatre Mysteries).

Signifiant covers


This story has been published in the following publications:

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