The Trial of Typhoid Mary
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The Trial of Typhoid Mary

The Trial of Typhoid Mary NYC Reviews and Tickets

(17 Reviews)
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Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

About the Show

Live In Theater presents this immersive and interactive production, where participants from the audience will play members of the defense, the prosecution, and jury in the infamous 1915 trial of Typhoid Mary.

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Member Reviews (17)

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431 Reviews | 131 Followers
Too long, Hit-or-miss, Interesting for awhile

See it if You enjoy immersive, improv work that depends heavily on audience participation to advance its story. Some of it works. Just long/repetitive

Don't see it if Hate this kind of show. Relying on skill of AUDIENCE members would make you cranky. You're claustrophobic, easily bored. Read more

254 Reviews | 137 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You enjoy immersive theater with a talented troupe of actors. Even if you know the history of Typhoid will entertained.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive.

201 Reviews | 20 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if See if you like to be surprised by a play.

Don't see it if If you like to just sit back and enjoy the good acting and story line.

155 Reviews | 46 Followers
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you want to be "in the room where it happens". This is a participatory immersive historical fiction performance - actors, ringers and you!

Don't see it if you can't write with a pencil, you can't layer up or down with the temperature and you find it hard to hear speakers in noisy rooms. Read more

127 Reviews | 27 Followers
Great acting, Funny, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy silliness, looking for something different &/or like to be apart of the show. The actors were great & very much in character.

Don't see it if The investigation, the scripted heckler and the audience becoming the prosecutors took away from the quality of the play.

121 Reviews | 43 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You want a great immersive experience, enjoy court room drama and are willing to get stuck in!

Don't see it if You want traditional theatre, or everything to be done for you - you have to make the effort in this one to get the most out of it

94 Reviews | 57 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy small, interactive theater experience with lots of audience participation. You are interested in NYC history or Typhoid Mary.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable being approached by actors and other audience members or you do not want to participate any more than just watching.

77 Reviews | 24 Followers
An immersive interactive experience based on a real case.

See it if You are curious about interactive theater or are an NYC history enthusiast. Great cast, drinks, laughs and pressing social matters.

Don't see it if You don’t like to interact with actors and other audience members.

Critic Reviews (2)

Stage Buddy
November 20th, 2017

"A true time-travel experience. Every last actor is completely in character from the second their guests arrived to the second they leave...It is a clever game of chance, giving Mary the trial she never received in real life, several times over...This theatre company gives her back her humanity and the compassion she did not receive from her fellow New Yorkers while still alive, and it is a truly beautiful thing. Bravo!"
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Off Off Online
November 9th, 2017

“The likable ensemble embraces the interactive format of the show, with each character improvising a good deal of their own dialogue...One strange and somewhat distracting choice, however, is the incorporation of audience cue cards...If there is more complexity behind Mallon’s choices or her unfair treatment by authorities, the production should frame that conflict more clearly...All in all, however, an enjoyable and unique way to spend a Saturday afternoon in NYC.”
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