Already closed | 2h 15m | Lower E Side

The Mortality Machine

From 25 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Confusing, Disappointing

About the show

In this immersive theater experience, you play the role of the survivor of an illegal medical experiment who must solve the mystery of your loved one's death, and confront your own attitudes about mortality and loss. More…

In 2014, five people died in an illegal medical experiment in a Canal Street basement. Before their families could learn what happened, the incident was covered up: buried under a mountain of legal procedures and sealed behind a web of police tape. No one knew how those five people came to participate in the experiment, or what they were doing; only that it cost them their lives. Some of their survivors moved on. Some fell apart. A handful kept fighting, and after five years, they’ve finally won the opportunity to unseal the laboratory, and learn what took their loved ones from them. 

Note: "
The Mortality Machine" contains depictions of medical procedures, death and grieving, partial nudity, mild sexuality, and profanity. It is not suitable for children under the age of 18.

2h 15m | Already closed | Wildrence (Lower E Side)

Member Reviews (25)


Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Confusing, Disappointing

Excruciating, Overrated, Confusing, Disappointing, Banal

See it if If you like paying exorbitant prices for a disappointing escape room with low production values, this is for you!

Don't see it if You actually want an immersive theatre experience. This is a glorified escape room with no plot and no real ending. It's a mess.

Also The dance elements are nonsensical and don't tell me anything other th... Read more Read less

January 15th, 2019
"Hats off to the successful design of the visitor’s badge, which allows you to address people and have your backstory handy at all times...Author Ryan Hart is inventive when it comes to triggering emotional responses and seamlessly intertwining them into the process of the underground lab search....
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January 15th, 2019
“An immersive theatrical experience...With live-action role play, dance and solving the crime, you are asked to submerge yourself into the experience...Though the experience was fun, you never really find out the answers to anything. We never really solve the mystery...I wanted to know more...I w...
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January 22nd, 2019
"Part of the mystery for the playgoer is who else has bought a ticket and who’s being paid to act...The creative team has dreamed up vivid characters..Schumacher aimed to cross the boundary between life and death, so it’s not a spoiler to mention that the authors invite the audience to take an im...
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January 19th, 2019
"What makes 'The Mortality Machine' stand out from some of the other immersive experiences in New York City is the active participation it requires from it’s audience...Without giving too much away, as this is an experience full of mystery and surprises, the cast did a wonderful job of maintainin...
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