Fierce & Deadly 1988
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Fierce & Deadly 1988
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Fierce & Deadly 1988 NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(15 Ratings)
Positive
87%
Mixed
7%
Negative
6%
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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (15)

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95 Reviews | 17 Followers
92
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.

100 Reviews | 16 Followers
90
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.

59 Reviews | 58 Followers
90
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy murder mysteries and interactive theater.

Don't see it if You have trouble walking.

71 Reviews | 28 Followers
85
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

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
82
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.

158 Reviews | 201 Followers
80
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

129 Reviews | 48 Followers
80
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 will be working with strangers, so be prepared for that. The atmosphere and makeup of the group will affect how much you enjoy this performance for sure. The performance itself is really well done, great acting, an intriguing storyline - my one critique is that I'm not quite sure if the show knows what tone it is going for. At moments very serious, whilst other times very campy. But the mystery solving was great, really intriguing, and well planned out, although a little more time for the 'investigation' would help! I will definitely be checking out more performances by Live in Theater!

51 Reviews | 10 Followers
80
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

Critic Reviews (1)

Theatermania
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 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."
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