'Ghost Light' is a performance about performance which navigates through a series of real and dreamlike landscapes beyond the footlights, the glitter, and the greasepaint. It is a benevolent haunting that reflects on the smoke and mirrors, superstitions, and stage magic that conjure the mystique of the theater. Note: Audience members will be moving for most of the performance. Standing, walking, climbing stairs, staying in confined spaces, and being separated from your party are all part of the experience. Wear comfortable footwear. Due to adult content, the show is recommended for ages 14 and up.
See it if you enjoy creative participatory experiences, great venues choreography and acting.
Don't see it if you need a story to link the different scenes or a semblance of a plot. A couple of scenes are not as great.
See it if You enjoy immersive theater. Very cool unique experience that puts you in the middle of the action.
Don't see it if More of a theatrical 'experience' than a regular play. The story is weak & some scenes are slow & unnecessary.
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.
See it if you want a rare glimpse of the goings-on back-stage of a theatre... courtesy of some theatre ghosts.
Don't see it if you'll be uncomfortable w/immersive theatre, where actors interact w/you, some participation is required & you're constantly on the move.
See it if You're interested in new dramatic forms that break the 4th wall & use audience interaction & non-linear storytelling to romanticize theatre.
Don't see it if You intensely dislike all interactive theatre (e.g., Sleep No More), especially pieces that have you moving around for over two hours.
See it if you love theater. An almost magical introduction to backstage & the people who make productions possible. Some astounding characters
Don't see it if you have difficulty climbing stairs or standing for 15 minutes. This show requires active participation. Some scenes seem overly repetitive
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.
See it if you like participatory immersive theater that takes you all over the space, including dressing rooms, the fly, backstage and hallways.
Don't see it if you need a linear story or have a problem walking, climbing stairs or perching in small spaces.
See it if you can appreciate the overall experience more than other aspects. Not much happened, but time flew by in this engaging/immersive experience
Don't see it if you're scared of some light participation, you want a clear story line or new insights, you prefer immersive theater with more 1-on-1s
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.
See it if you're new to immersive theater and aren't ready for the kind that makes you really interact with the show.
Don't see it if you like the interesting, one-on-one, only you see the show that way, immersive theater.
See it if you've ever worked in a theater or like ghost stories, Borges, or Calvino. You wish Sleep No More had more talking.
Don't see it if Non-linear, non-narrative "experiences" are not your thing; you don't like dance or being separated from your buddies.
See it if you love Third Rail's work/you want to get a glimpse of the inner workings of an off-Broadway theatre/you want to try something different
Don't see it if you need a fourth wall/you don't want to move around during a production/you are looking for moving choreography
See it if You love the magic of theater an its creation and are willing to be transported into a backstage world ingeniously created here.
Don't see it if You cannot endure some repetition of themes and/or despise any audience interaction, even if appropriate and minimal.
See it if you like immersive experiences and are interested in both the romance and the mechanics of the theater.
Don't see it if you want a narrative or if you'd have trouble standing and walking for two hours.
See it if you are a fan of theater and all the things that happen behind the scenes.
Don't see it if dance/movement is not your thing (from the actors, not participants) or if you don't like being mainly on your feet for 2 hours.
See it if it's a trippy series of vignettes, most of them silly but entertaining. The astonishing achievement is the precision of the choreography.
Don't see it if for anything resembling a plot; or if you dislike: moving for each scene, standing, or interacting w the players. Goes on way too long.
See it if you'd like to explore the backstage of Claire Tow and always wonder about the element of superstition in theater
Don't see it if you prefer to sit down during the show
See it if environmental, immersive theatre is your thing. Game, committed performers in vignettes; sometimes interesting, sometimes embarrassing.
Don't see it if you don't like audience participation or standing, sitting, climbing stairs for two hours
See it if You are a lover of theater! Every possible space was used in this immersive production! To experience the story of the ghost light - See it!
Don't see it if Not willing to give yourself to the imagination & creativity of this play. You will be walking up stairs, be in the dark & will take part.
See it if you're ok with atmospheric vignettes taking precedence over plot, and you don't fear a little audience participation
Don't see it if you don't want to be on your feet roaming for 2+ hours, or you're expecting a linear plot - this is no traditional affair
See it if Parts of this experience were incredible. I loved getting to be backstage at the Claire Tow. It was a fun experience, overall.
Don't see it if Parts of it didn't work for me. Some scenes seemed like filler and dragged. It felt like it kept building, but there was never any payoff.
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