FINALLY crossed off a major bucket list event: SLEEP NO MORE NEW YORK.
Since I moved to NYC in October 11′ I have heard about Sleep No More as one of the must-see shows in NYC. It is the first theatrical production of it’s kind: a interactive performance, in which the audience chooses their own story line by literally following the actors around the set.
Sleep No More New York takes place at The McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. The hotel was built in 1939 and was intended to be NYC’s finest and most decadent hotel of its time. Six weeks before its opening, and two days after the outbreak of World War II, the legendary hotel was condemned and left locked permanently. The abandon hotel became a historical landmark in New York, as it remained impenetrable….until now.
Seventy-two years after it was built & then abandon, the McKittrick Hotel is re-opened for Sleep No More New York.
The interior of the hotel is has been converted into the Sleep No More set, which is a presentation of Shakespeare’s classic Scottish tragedy. The analogy I used to describe the ambiance is: a 1920’s Jazz lounge, combined with a blend of The Ring and The Excorcist. Before you are able to enter the ‘show’ everyone is given a white mask, which you wear the entire time, and are instructed not to talk. Once inside you are transported to a 5 story set and begin to find the actors. As you find the actors, you can choose which of their stories you like to follow and move freely on your own path through the presentation of the show.
A MUST SEE. Take the time to go. The presentation is one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
Sleep No More New York
530 West 27th Street, Chelsea NY 10011