Already closed | 0h 50m | Midtown W

Theatre In The Dark: Carpe Diem

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Confusing, Enchanting

About the show

"Theatre In The Dark: Carpe Diem" is a multi-sensory theatre memento mori with snacks and drinks that takes place entirely in the dark.  More…

From the show:

Smell, taste, and touch your way through this nourishing ode to joy, and let it awaken your autonomous sensory meridian responses. Choreograph the Dance of Chocolate. Savor life. Carpe diem.

0h 50m | Already closed | Theaterlab (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (10)


Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Confusing, Enchanting
Avg Score

Absorbing, Bizarre (in a good way), Enchanting, Clever, Delightful

See it if You want to experience something totally different and outside box. This is a lovely experience more than a show, refreshing, fun & clever.

Don't see it if You’re not willing to play along. Trust is a big part of this. If you can’t sit in the dark for an hour and touch/taste/listen pass on this.

Also I found this surprisingly exhilarating. I was amused... engrossed... p... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like being given different items to eat/drink wile you're blindfolded. Hear words in your ear, be touched by a feather, hear poems.

Don't see it if You don't like 45 minute experiences in the dark where you have to touch, taste, smell and hear. Everything but sight.

Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You like unusual theater experiences that focus on the senses

Don't see it if I felt it was a missed opportunity. It was entertaining but bland No depth of content or context

Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want something “outside the box”. You want to participate in the production.

Don't see it if You want a play with traditional structure. You do not want to participate.

Also While I can appreciate Theatre that isn’t run of the mill or tradition... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Ambitious, Slow, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if you want taste-test theater, you are given small amounts of delicious food to taste, whilst blindfolded, and poetry is read around you

Don't see it if you want a narrative or to see a traditional performance - this is you, sat in a chair, listening to quiet sounds, and sampling food

Also It's quite a lovely experience - is it theatrical? No, not really. Is ... Read more Read less


See it if You are into non-traditional theatre. You are looking for something very experimental.

Don't see it if You are not willing to be blindfolded.

Also Felt more like sense experiment then Theatre. I couldn’t make the corr... Read more Read less

Sensual, Inventive, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy out-of-the-box approach to theatre and are open to having all your senses (save the sight) stimulated

Don't see it if you like your theater conventional, by-the-book, linear, and visible

Also These 45 minutes were truly a bubble bath for the soul. Erin Mee's sho... Read more Read less

Confusing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You like interactive theater.

Don't see it if You expect classic theater

Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like engaging all your senses.

Don't see it if you don't like being blindfolded.

Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you are looking for an immersive and original theater experience. The entire show is in the dark, so you can't see anything.

Don't see it if you are not into experimental theater, or if you expect a traditional play with characters, storylines, etc. This show is totally sensorial.

September 22nd, 2019
"The evening consists of several unconnected vignettes, which might not seem like coherent storytelling. But surrendering the narrative puts the "spectator" in the dark, allowing for a new kind of theatre, one with its own strange and beautiful logic."
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September 8th, 2019
"The point…is to enhance the senses that are normally neglected in a work of theater -- taste, touch and scent -- by asking us to eliminate one of the two senses on which most of us normally rely while attending a show -- the sense of sight."
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