Doomocracy Scares Up a Political-Themed Haunted House in Brooklyn

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The limited engagement continues through November 6.
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Few things are more scary this Halloween than the upcoming choice for President. In that spirit, Pedro Reyes has created Doomocracy, described as “a political house of horrors on the eve of the presidential election,” being presented through November 6 at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in New York City.

Visitors will be granted timed entries between 6 PM and midnight each night. The audience is broken into groups of 10-12, and each group tours a series of about a dozen rooms featuring different scenes of a corrupt, conservative or totalitarian state that’s ravaged by environmental disasters. The installation is curated by Nato Thompson, artistic director of Creative Time, which organized the event, and directed by Meghan Finn.

Examples:

A Tupperware-style party where the organizer is selling color-coordinated guns.

A rehearsal for a school musical production featuring a girl being burned at the stake.

A virtual reality tour of a forest because there are no real forests anymore.

Each vignette runs 3-5 minutes, and there are about a dozen scenes. In all, the show lasts about an hour.

For tickets, visit CreativeTime.org.


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