For most of us, the word theater probably conjures up images of a rapt audience sitting securely in their seats as the action of the play proceeds on a proscenium stage, with little to no cross-over between audience and actors. But in the breathtaking Sleep No More, a site-specific, interactive production that has garnered near universal praise from critics and spectators, you are swept up into the action as you roam at will through the five-story McKittrick Hotel, each room featuring a different aspect of the performance based loosely on Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth and the noir thrillers of mid-twentieth century cinema. Each guest is given a mask to wear as he or she moves from one room to the next, piecing together bits of this fantastical theatrical world for an evening that is unique to each viewer and each viewing. A truly mind-blowing experience, you’ve never done theater quite like this.
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