Ghost Light (Lincoln Center Theater)
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Ghost Light (Lincoln Center Theater)

Ghost Light (Lincoln Center Theater) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(101 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Great staging, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

About the Show

Third Rail Projects, the immersive performance company behind 'Then She Fell' and 'The Grand Paradise,' invites audiences to explore the world on the other side of the proscenium.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (101)

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79 Reviews | 25 Followers
Delightful, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if Sleep No More's voyeuristic and overpriced thrillshop disappointed you but you still believe immersive theatre is possible.

Don't see it if you are not willing to leave your comfort zone for a second.

548 Reviews | 1899 Followers
Genius, Brilliant, Must see, Refreshing, Immersive

See it if You like brilliant experimental works in an immersive style. Best I've ever seen. Left completely blown away. Stagecraft is astounding.

Don't see it if you don't like experiemntal or immersive works. You need a clear story.

235 Reviews | 232 Followers
Masterful, Must see, Great acting, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if What a brilliant, immersive experience! Seamless transitions of the audience among the various spaces. I forgot about the outside world,

Don't see it if You are a first-time show seer. This may be a bit advanced.

145 Reviews | 28 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you love interactive theater, are open-minded about how stories can be told, are curious about what goes on behind the scenes in a theater

Don't see it if you must have a linear story line, you can't stand up for an hour or can't climb stairs, you're uncomfortable interacting with the actors

536 Reviews | 279 Followers
An exquisite piece about living a life in the theatre, Innovative, Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoy experimental theatre, especially immersive theatre. This is an exquisite piece of theatre that lets you draw your conclusions.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy immersive theatre. Or if you don't want to be walking or standing during the course of the production.

85 Reviews | 23 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Slow, Resonant

See it if You enjoy immersive work and innovative staging. You want a behind-the-scenes look or you've worked in theatre yourself.

Don't see it if You can't be on your feet/moving for two hours. You hate vignette-style work without a distinct plot. You're not an experienced theatregoer. Read more

61 Reviews | 28 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you are a fan of the Third Rail Project. The cast had many familiar faces and were more seasoned than ever. The execution was impeccable.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional theatre.

196 Reviews | 51 Followers
Exquisite, Great staging, Creative, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you like immersive theater. This time in Lincoln Center. An unique experience.

Don't see it if you are in bad shape. You have to walk and i saw people struggling. Read more

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
June 19th, 2017

"These wandering souls are doomed to an eternity of narcissism, yet there is something they love even more than themselves. That would be the theater. And anyone who shares that obsession will want to spend the enchanted two hours in their company provided by 'Ghost Light'...This production traffics in, and transcends, the enduring clichés of a profession, finding a hypnotic circularity in a craft that is, after all, about recreating the same images and words night after night after night."
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Time Out New York
June 19th, 2017

"There are many captivating sequences in 'Ghost Light’s' mix, especially those we watch from some distance...But the writing and choreography of the constituent parts lean toward the generic—a mash-up of Shakespeare, an idea of a longing pas de deux—and the language is often too stiff to be delivered conversationally at close range...Still, 'Ghost Light' is a hugely ambitious undertaking and a flat-out wonder of coordination. Even when it creaks a bit, you have to admire the spirit."
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The Washington Post
June 19th, 2017

"The type of interactive show that should be replicated in every theater town in the country with a yen to take audiences by the hands — literally — and remind them of what the stage can do that no other entertainment platform can. The beguiling images and encounters it catalogues feel as if they’ve been designed specifically with you in mind...The effect is hypnotic and you should know, the interaction is only as invasive as you want it to be."
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AM New York
June 20th, 2017

"The audience takes a backstage tour of the recently constructed Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center, which is made to resemble an old-fashioned playhouse. There they meet haunting spirits...These characters provide intriguing tidbits about their lives and theatrical folklore, but their monologues often drag and lack focus. That being said, the show offers a rare opportunity to see the parts of a theater that are typically off-limits and unacknowledged work that goes into a production."
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June 19th, 2017

"'Ghost Light' is a site-specific play that seems like it would rather be anywhere else except the site for which it was specifically made...The actors bravely deliver monologues that range from cliché-riddled to completely incoherent...Morris and Willett's most impressive feat is the coordination of several overlapping scenes...It's not that there couldn't be an immersive experience in the Claire Tow, but 'Ghost Light' feels tailor-made for somewhere else entirely."
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June 27th, 2017

"A romantic tribute to a style of theatre that made box offices buzz over a hundred years ago...An enchanting tribute to the world of greasepaint and powder...Sixteen engaging and talented ensemble members perform various vignettes pertaining to the day to day events of a life in the theatre...If there's anything to be learned by ‘Ghost Light,’ it's that the magic of theatre occurs only when you're willing to suspend all disbelief."
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Talkin' Broadway
June 19th, 2017

"If you are looking for shocking moments or a visceral experience, this is not the kind of interactive production for you. All in all, this is a quieter, more cerebral piece than others of its ilk...What is remarkable is how well everything has been planned out and staged so that while specific moments may seem random, everything falls into place as a compelling whole...Truly this is a collaborative effort by the entire company...All contribute to the singular experience that is 'Ghost Light.'"
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Stage Buddy
June 20th, 2017

“One of the greatest achievements of this production is how they are able to infuse a space with nonexistent history…The show runs like a well oiled machine…Even though audience participation isn’t heavy or obligatory, the show has a strange quality that allows one to be completely at ease…‘Ghost Light’ is the rare show that feels like it would be rewarded from a repeat visit, it’s the kind of show that you want to get lost in regardless of the consequence.”
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