Theatre In The Dark: Carpe Diem
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Theatre In The Dark: Carpe Diem

Theatre In The Dark: Carpe Diem NYC Reviews and Tickets

(10 Ratings)
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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. 

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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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470 Reviews | 113 Followers
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.

1145 Reviews | 461 Followers
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. Read more

63 Reviews | 26 Followers
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 Read more

129 Reviews | 48 Followers
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 Read more

334 Reviews | 38 Followers
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

156 Reviews | 14 Followers

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. Read more

338 Reviews | 28 Followers
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. Read more

21 Reviews | 4 Followers
Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like engaging all your senses.

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

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
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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New York Theater
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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