The Poseidon Theatre Company invites you to explore the world and words of Edgar Allan Poe in this multi-room immersive paranormal experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. More…
From the show:
This immersive experience is 21 + Valid ID is required to enter. There is a $25 Beverage/Food Minimum per guest.
The Year is 1969.
A new generation of the Poe Society hosts a cocktail party to commemorate the anniversary of the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe.
You are invited to join the gathering.
The “meeting” begins. The room is smudged for protection.
An otherworldly Medium arrives to reach out to the spirit of Poe.
A Seance ensues.
The Seance goes awry!
The Society Members quickly usher you into separate rooms for your safety, as Poe’s spirit enters into the gathering…your adventure begins.
As the Poe Society seeks clues to Poe’s unresolved death, what they find out is their own terrifying truth.
What happens next?
Come find out for yourself.
Journey underground into a multi-room immersive paranormal experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Cocktails, Myth, Mystery, Murder…Ghosts
Experience the world and words of Edgar Allan Poe like you never have before.
"A Modern Day Edgar Allan Poe Story meets a 1960's Horror Movie"
See it if You like horror, and Edgar Allan Poe, in that order. You're willing to ferret out pieces of the story by yourself
Don't see it if The relationships between the characters didn't seem to really matter. We are basically asked to bear witness to mass possession.
See it if you love immersive theatre for its atmosphere, interactivity and settings.
Don't see it if you don't like ambiguity in immersive theatre and expect clear storytelling.
See it if this is NOT theater. this is bad interactive performance art that is incoherent and annoying. a little poe didn't even go a long way
Don't see it if you don't want a normal theater experience that you can comprehend at the end!
See it if Your obsessed w/ Poe. You love novice acting. You want to see how not to do experiential or choose your own adventure theater.
Don't see it if Value your time. Value quality lighting. Value theater. Like to be scared Want to experience something different
See it if you're a huge Poe fan & want to hear some of his poetry & prose skillfully recited periodically between shrieking, wailing & convulsing.
Don't see it if u don't want to wander aimlessly through halls & doors & rooms in search of some meaning. [U don't stand a ghost of a chance of finding it.]
See it if you are open to a work that needs refinement - there are some good moments of interaction with actors and the space is interesting.
Don't see it if you expect a rewarding immersion experience - it's a lot of moving around when it gets going and the sounds drown out the actors quite often
See it if you enjoy interactive performances. The actors work hard to engage the audience. The space is interesting. The chicken wings are delicious.
Don't see it if you expect a complex theatrical experience. The first hour was mostly drinks and food. The remaining time was mostly dramatic poetryreadings
See it if you want something different. The space they used is amazing, but the show was disappointing. Acting was great, but repetitive. See if Fan.
Don't see it if have no interest in seeing people get possessed over and over again and tell stories that you have no interest in. Read more below..
See it if you want a unique and kitschy experience in a midtown bar complete with alcoholic drinks. This will not be your usual “night out”.
Don't see it if you like immersive theater and you don't want the whole genre ruined for you. Screaming and twitching is not acting.
See it if you like to be able to explore a play, like strong imagery and don't a mind some confusion and an unclear narrative or finale.
Don't see it if you just want to sit and watch, don't enjoy interacting with actors and role playing slightly. Are not interested in Poe.
See it if You are ready to be a part of an immersive show, you love Poe’s work and want to hear it delivered very well, you like creepy fun
Don't see it if Not ready to run around and take part in the experience, don’t like talking to actors or interacting, this is not quite Sleep No More
See it if Monologue driven theatrical experience on your feet, following actors from space to space in search of the play.
Don't see it if You are a theatre traditionalist who wants to sit and be entertained. You are looking for a plot driven story that has a decisive ending.
See it if you think the future is in the interactive theater. If you like being close and personal to feel your vis-à-vis joy and angst.
Don't see it if You'd rather have a 4th wall in the theater. If you expect Poe's theme - he's just used as pretext.
See it if If you love interactive theater in all its forms. The space is very cool.
Don't see it if You don't drink. (Don't get food here.) You want things to cohere or make sense. You mind waiting in line to pay afterward.
See it if you don't need much of a story; are really into Poe and like watching scenes play out in interesting rooms; good (but loud) soundtrack.
Don't see it if you don't think you'll hit the $25 minimum. They will charge you $25 whether you order enough or not, and add gratuity on top.
See it if You like site specific or immersive theatre, want to support small theatre companies, and checkout the very cool retro vibe space
Don't see it if You prefer to watch a show sitting down; mind a lot of screaming and shouting; don’t like a show without clear storylines.
See it if You don't mind not understand what's happening around you, or if you want to get drunk and have a great time.
Don't see it if You're looking for a linear story. The space doesn't work well (can hear karaoke from the next room).