Sleep No More Offers "King's Winter Masquerade" for New Year's Eve
By Adam Hetrick
Sleep No More will offer a "King's Winter Masquerade" following the Dec. 31 New Year's Eve performance of the immersive Off-Broadway production at the McKittrick Hotel.
Entry to Sleep No More is from 7:30-8:30 PM, with the theatrical after party to follow at 10:30 PM. A black-and-white dress code will be strictly enforced for the Dec. 31 event that promises "specially-created theatrical and music performances throughout several rooms of The McKittrick, as well as full open bar, live entertainment and Sleep No More-inspired surprises."
Ticket packages include party entry, with or without dinner and show options.
Punchdrunk artistic director Felix Barrett directed and designed Sleep No More, which is loosely based on Shakespeare's Macbeth. Sleep No More is presented at a redesigned commercial space located at 530 West 27th Street that formerly served as a Chelsea nightclub. The production opened to critical acclaim April 13, 2011.
Sleep No More takes a non-linear approach to its storytelling, allowing theatregoers to freely explore the dark environment, where scenes, tableaux and scenarios play out, conjuring the world and themes of Shakespeare's bloody tale. Audience members don masks and must be silent during the experience. Participants are encouraged to open drawers, pull back curtains, read private notes and journals as they navigate the shadowy, music-filled world.
The production has co-direction and choreography by Maxin Doyle and sound design by Stephen Dobbie. Design associates are Beatrice Minns and Livi Vaughan.
The New York debut of Sleep No More is presented by Emursive's Randy Weiner (The Donkey Show), Arthur Karpati and Jonathan Hochwald, in association with Rebecca Gold Productions.
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