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Topic: Sleep No More, NYC
Message: Posted by: bugjack (Mar 25, 2011 07:55PM)
For those seeking a magical experience instead of a magic show, check out Punchdrunk's "Sleep No More," currently running in New York. It's a near-wordless version of "Macbeth" mixed with a bit of HItchcock. The audience is masked and set loose to wander individually in a very spooky and menacing 100-room hotel that's art-directed to the hilt. It's eerie, haunting, sometimes tiring and confusing, but definitely an experience you won't forget. This New York Times article does a good job of transmitting some of the flavor of the piece:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/theater/sleep-no-more-from-punchdrunk-transforms-chelsea-warehouses.html?_r=1