Closed 1h 30m
Nellie and The Women of Blackwell
Lower E Side
85

Nellie and The Women of Blackwell NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(16 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Relevant

About the Show

Based on the exposé that shocked the world, “Ten Days in the Mad-house,” IVP and Wildrence’s newest immersive show gives you the opportunity to join Nellie as she navigates the halls of Blackwell Asylum. 

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Immersive, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Powerful

See it if you want to experience a powerful immersive production that details the horrors Nellie Bly uncovered while investigating an asylum.

Don't see it if you don't want to be part of an immersive theater experience that gives you a sense of what it was like in the Blackwell Island Asylum.

75
Great staging, Right length, Educational, Absorbing

See it if You like immersive theater & are ok with bare bones dialogue

Don't see it if You are looking for something deep or emotional, writing & acting are not subtle enough to convey true anguish of women in this situation

Critic Reviews (1)

January 31st, 2020

"The implicit promise is that the audience will somehow experience the same abhorrent abuses that Bly witnessed. How…? The answer is: selectively, and safely…The company, with limited resources, does an impressive job…[but] too much of the interactivity felt perfunctory."
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