J&K: 1965

J&K: 1965 NYC Reviews and Tickets

(28 Ratings)
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Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Clever, Intense

About the Show

Live in Theater presents an immersive, outdoor theater piece inspired by 'Life' magazine's 1965 photo essay about two New York City junkies: John and Karen.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (28)

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81 Reviews | 25 Followers
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if ..You are curios about immersive and interactive theater with a social agenda, great acting and clever use of location.

Don't see it if ..You don't like walking and occasionally even running.

408 Reviews | 86 Followers
Intense, Awkward, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for an engaging and unique experience. These actors are so phenomenal and committed. Gets uncomfortable, but never boring.

Don't see it if you don't want to participate in the action or be put in awkward situations where you have to improvise an unsavory scene. Read more

83 Reviews | 13 Followers
Thought-provoking, Immersive, Absorbing

See it if You like to experience theatre in non-traditional forms, you like immersive experiences that give you a chance to be part of the action

Don't see it if You don't want to do some walking around the LES, you're super boring and don't want to become a part of the experience

175 Reviews | 24 Followers
Absorbing, Interactively dyamic, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Creatively unpredictable

See it if you want to try a novel, interactive, unpredictable, fun yet relevant street theater experience that'll keep you guessing from start to end

Don't see it if you are too timid or a killjoy to participate in such interactive show as there will be a lot of impromptu reactions & some acting required. Read more

1166 Reviews | 464 Followers
Great acting, Intelligent, Romantic, Clever, Eye opening

See it if You like "Immersive Theatre". The acting is great and the story is fun, educational and romantic.

Don't see it if You're not up to wandering around the Lower East Side for an hour and a half.

158 Reviews | 201 Followers
Like sleep no more but with junkies

See it if You are up for interactive theater about the underbelly, drug addict scene of the 1960's and liked the movie "Panic in Needle Park".

Don't see it if It's not a passive exp--so if you don't want to interact with the actors/other audience members or feel uncomfortable improv-ing when asked Read more

334 Reviews | 37 Followers
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like immersive interactive theater about a serious subject and walking around Lower East Side

Don't see it if You want your theater nice n easy it is a Black Mirror experience nothing new in content. But still powerful

216 Reviews | 223 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy outdoor immersive experiences dealing with themes that are as relevant today as they were in the 60's.

Don't see it if Uncomfortable being part of the lives of addicts, or if you expect to sit, relax and watch a story unfold.

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
June 29th, 2017

"The ensemble is obviously great at what they do...The main source of my discomfort: by using the same two characters from a 1960s photo essay, are we not continuing the whitewashing (read: Black erasure) of history?...We are asked to remove ourselves from the realities of this park, to ignore the actually homeless people...There is a difference between the discomfort of experiencing a difficult reality through theater, and being asked to participate in something tactless and in poor taste."
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Stage Buddy
June 29th, 2017

"D’Amore’s chilling new interactive production...The drama is staged completely outdoors, and the less-than-polished part of LES effectively invokes the grittiness of 1960s New York drug culture...Both actors are deft at developing their characters and giving three-dimensional life to images from the photo essay...They don’t allow us to be passive observers, and it’s purposefully uncomfortable at points...There is no fourth wall, and no escaping the bid for intimacy."
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