Already closed | 2h 0m | Lower E Side

Fierce & Deadly 1988

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Quirky, Funny

About the show

Live In Theater presents an interactive murder mystery experience set at a vogue drag ball in '80s New York City. More…

Inspired by actual events, 'Fierce & Deadly 1988' is a drag ball memorial, murder mystery, and social analysis all rolled into one. Guests play members of a marginalized community coming together to mourn and celebrate the life of one of their fallen sisters. You will interact, play, and walk the runway with fierce members of your own drag family. Part of the experience takes place outdoors.

2h 0m | Already closed | Arlene's Grocery (Lower E Side)

Member Reviews (15)


Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Quirky, Funny
Avg Score

Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You want a fun, immersive production w/lively characters, great pacing & an overall entertaining atmosphere.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive shows. You don't like murder mysteries. You don't like drag queens or '80s culture. You have trouble walking.

Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Immersive, Quirky

See it if Enjoy immersive theater and would like playing junior detective to assist in unraveling a murder mystery.

Don't see it if Do not like immersive theater, or want to sit back, relax and be entertained for the duration of the production, with no effort on your part

Who killed venus?

See it if You enjoy immersive exp & murder mysteries. You work with your group to solve the mystery so it is active & participation is required.

Don't see it if You want a passive theater experience or are uncomfortable with campy & silly group activities like learning to throw shade or give face

Cliched, Fluffy, Slow, Awkward, Inconsistent

See it if You just want a kitschy fun afternoon out. If you enjoy acting like a drag queen (they're fun to watch, but don't tell me to sashay)

Don't see it if You can't manage your time well. The 'investigation' phase doesn't give you enough time to talk to all of the 'suspects'

Ambitious, Entertaining, Intense, Relevant, Clever

See it if You don't have a problem working in groups in an immersive experience of uncovering the events of a murder

Don't see it if You don't want to do any work. Just like relaxing and watching theater in front of you

Absorbing, Quirky, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you will enter fully into an immersive murder mystery, and not be afraid to join in on some campy fun

Don't see it if Drag Queens, Murder Mystery's or immersive entertainment aren't your thing. You'll need to work and walk with strangers to solve the case!

Also This experience will rely majorly on the group that you are with - you... Read more Read less

Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You are happy to be part of an audience of a bad cliched improv drag queen show.

Don't see it if The lack of material, playwright & acting really bothers you. I left after excruciating 30 minutes of believing that was going to change

Murder mystery, Participatory, Good for groups, Cliched

See it if you want a mystery whodunit that lets you interview people/gather evidence, posit who's guilty, and find out if you're right all in 2 hrs.

Don't see it if you want a *hard* challenge figuring out who the murderer is. You don't like participatory shows, tho you can just quietly follow along too.

Also I've been in multiple shows by Live In Theater. While F&D was definite... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Interactive

See it if you like interactive shows, have no issue with drag queens. This show is based on a true story

Don't see it if you don't want to be part of the show, don't like drag queens, and don't like working as part of a team.

Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like interactive theater. Story is based on a true story and involves drag queens and a murder.

Don't see it if You don't want to walk around and be involved in the show. You don't find drag, or ball culture interesting.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You're interested in interactive theater

Don't see it if You are averse to drag queens or don't like walking outside

Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy murder mysteries and interactive theater.

Don't see it if You have trouble walking.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy a combination of drag ball/murder mystery solving. There is a lot of participation, so don't go if you're shy.

Don't see it if You don't want to move around much, or speak with performers or your fellow patrons. Or you are afraid of too much shade being thrown at you

Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like interactive theatre and solving mysteries

Don't see it if You take issue with interacting with edgy characters or you don’t work well in a team setting with others

Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You have an open mind and enjoy great acting! It's a very fun atmosphere if you're willing to get involved.

Don't see it if You have mobility issues and don't like being involved in the production.

October 7th, 2013
for a previous production "Not mere entertainment, but a living, breathing manifestation of the underworld on Manhattan's West Side in the late '80s. Rarely have I seen audiences so invested...It really knows how to bring you into a story and make it personal...Writer and director D'Amore has brought this gritty city to l...
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