"Café Play" offers a unique glimpse into the lives of New Yorkers by transforming The Cornelia Street Cafe into an immersive and interactive wonderland. More…
From the waitress to the cockroach to the teacup on the table – "Café Play" runs the gamut from the whimsical and comic to the profound and transformative. Audiences enjoy a three-course dinner during the show (included in the ticket price) to fully immerse themselves in the world of the café.
“There is audience immersion with the actors all about us, but I never became fully engaged. The performances felt too reserved. I wanted them to be less polite and be more of a taking the bull by the horns. This is not to say that I was not entertained, moved and even educated...What adds to the evening is the music, made up mostly of the audience in the act of eating...’Cafe Play’ reminds us that even a night out to eat can turn into a discovery.” Full Review
See it if you're up for something different, want to see ACTORS playing rude customers + aggressive wait-staff, enjoy dinner theatre of sorts
Don't see it if you want to be well-fed for $45; portions are teeny & 150% gratuity is levied on all beverages. If you want big laughs or a memorable show
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