Open run

Fierce & Deadly 1988

Members say: Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Relevant
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6 reviews

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

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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.


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Reviews (7)

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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 life, digging deep to expose the injustices of an era that feels alien to residents of 2013 New York...This tale of murder and injustice from 1988 is deadly relevant, on top of being excellent theater." Full Review

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Ambitious, Clever, Intense, Relevant, Entertaining

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

Cliched, Inconsistent, Slow, Awkward, Fluffy

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'

Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining

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.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

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, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy murder mysteries and interactive theater.

Don't see it if You have trouble walking.

Delightful, Edgy, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

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.