Open run

The Ryan Case 1873

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
80
Critics
83
3 reviews
Members
80
10 reviews
 

Live In Theater presents an interactive murder mystery experience that plunges you into the dark underbelly of the Five Points neighborhood of 19th-century New York.

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In the wee hours of the night, siblings are found dead in their tenement, the air rife with foul play. Enter a murder mystery where you help crack a case based on a real unsolved crime from the 1870s. On your journey, which takes place throughout the neighborhood, you'll encounter unsavory characters, uncover clues, confront suspects, and mete out justice.

 
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Reviews (13)

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Theatermania

for a previous production “A nicely realized interactive murder mystery…You have to admire the level of commitment of the performers in this open-air drama, who wander about in period costume, and improvise in character…All of the actors acquit themselves quite well, with D'Amore worth singling out for the intensity and subtle humor he brings to his role. The performance ends up back at Fontana's...It's only then that you really see how well-crafted the experience is.” Full Review

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History News Network

for a previous production "A brand-new, different and dazzling interactive play...The strength of the 'script' is that all of the witnesses and suspects meld part of the story together to create a complicated scenario of what is basically a very simple case...The producers have done a masterful job of combining walking tours, street theater and murder mysteries...It is fun for all and, actually, a very nicely designed case...Wonderful fun, good theater and a very different experience." Full Review

80
New York Theatre Review

for a previous production “If it sounds like fun to you at all, it most certainly will be…All the actors resort to chewing the scenery a bit to compete with the distractions of being outside, but despite this and the heavy period and immigrant accents—all well done—their performances retain a remarkable level of truthfulness…One of the most impressive parts of the production is the degree to which it’s improvised…Aside from the slight noise issue, the show felt impeccably planned and executed.” Full Review

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80
Avg Score

30
Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you like to experiment immersive theater experiences

Don't see it if you heard that isn't good, hear and read other people's reviews.

Also For us it was a disappointment because then play was supposed to happe... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Clever, Interactive, Entertaining, Fun

See it if You like interactive murder mysteries. Traveling in a group, interact with actors on the streets of NYC while trying to figure out whodunit.

Don't see it if You don't like to interact with actors/fellow audience members, want to sit & watch a show, don't want to walk around outside.

Also I didn't know what to expect when I went to this show, but I had a gre... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you are into murder mysteries. This is not your typical show, this is an outdoor adventure, where you need to interact with the characters.

Don't see it if you don't want to walk outside for 90 mins and interact with the characters.

Also Interacting with the characters can be difficult with a group of stran... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Clever, Interactive, Entertaining, Engaging

See it if you would have fun solving a murder mystery on the streets of NYC, you enjoy immersive shows with a historical basis.

Don't see it if you're scared to interact with the actors and other audience members. You will be interrogating the characters and collaborating with team.

Also This is a fun production, great for groups or solo (if you don't mind ... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You like quests and don't mind to think a little bit

Don't see it if You like just sit and watch

85
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like to solve puzzles. If you love a who done and get to be a part of it.

Don't see it if if you don't like walking and get frustrated doing puzzles...stick with late night TV.

90
Fun, engaging, original

See it if You are up for solving a murder set in the 19th c. & willing to help question "witnesses" (played by stellar actors) in the LES neighborhood

Don't see it if You want to sit back and watch a show. This is highly participatory and involves walking through the neighborhood and engaging with history

86
Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy solving murder mysteries. It's a fun activity especially if you go with friends. The actors are great in their roles.

Don't see it if You have trouble walking, don't like the idea of working with a group of strangers, or just want a traditional theater experience.

Also You are part of a team, so you don't have to interact directly with th... Read more Read less

91
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like interactive theater, great acting & a murder mystery that is realistic & challenging rather than the usual cliche dinner theater.

Don't see it if You want traditional theater & don't want to walk outside a little or don't want to interact with/ actors. You can limit interaction though.

75
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like being part of the action and want to solve a murder!

Don't see it if You're more of a passive theatre-goer and aren't up for walking.