The Bloody Deed of 1857
Closed 1h 30m
The Bloody Deed of 1857
68

The Bloody Deed of 1857 NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
82%
Mixed
0%
Negative
18%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Clever, Entertaining

About the Show

This new supernatural, immersive adventure explores an unsolved murder from 1850s New York and the restless ghosts it left behind.

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Member Reviews (11)

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86 Reviews | 20 Followers
70
Dated, Dizzying, Intense

See it if Amatuer immersive theater is attractive to you, you like close quarters and intensive subject matter, and historical works.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate community theater level acting ie over-acting, very close quarters, action sometimes occurring at a dizzying pace.

36 Reviews | 8 Followers
73
Quirky, Resonant, Edgy, Dated, Clever

See it if You love ghost stories and local history, and want to experience an immersive evening with a small audience.

Don't see it if You're creeped out by being within arms length of the actors.

28 Reviews | 20 Followers
35
Claustrophobic, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched

See it if you absolutely love immersive theater and everything else is sold out.

Don't see it if you expect a professional show, this is community theater at best. Read more

16 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if The acting was excellent and how the play was staged in one room, was exceptional. It was very entertaining, the actors made you a part of

Don't see it if Its a very intimate setting one large room and acing right in front and around you

14 Reviews | 5 Followers
0
Banal, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if If you've never seen immersive theatre before, you might enjoy the setup. But this is an awful execution of the form.

Don't see it if Trigger warning: this show features a rape and a forced abortion acted live in front of you, along with terrible acting & poor writing.

3 Reviews | 5 Followers
91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like a immersive theatre on the light side. The acting is great, the story true, and the lighting and sound very well done indeed.

Don't see it if If you want something along the lines of Sleep No More.

1 Review | 1 Follower
100
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if ‘The Bloody Deed of 1857’ was my most unique, fascinating and enjoyable theatre experience of the recent years. From its intriguing...

Don't see it if If you are not adventurous, don't have a sense or humor or any intellectual curiosity. Read more

1 Review | 1 Follower
88
Entertaining, Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You’re interested in the darker side of New York’s history, true crime mysteries, and the supernatural.

Don't see it if You get nervous in tight places or are afraid of the dark!

Critic Reviews (1)

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September 21st, 2018

"The trial is long and grueling; it is here where the ambition of 'The Bloody Deed of 1857' falters...And after one too many shocking revelations, I longed for a space to stop and reflect, or simply catch my breath and take a break...However, in this intimate, up-close setting, there is also a certain magic in seeing theatre tricks executed seamlessly...The toolkit of many an off-off-Broadway production is used to great effect here."
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