Then She Fell
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Then She Fell
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Then She Fell NYC Reviews and Tickets

90%
(219 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
4%
Negative
1%
Members say
Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy

About the Show

An immersive theater experience that involves a hospital ward, the writings of Lewis Carroll, and just 15 audience members per show out in Brooklyn. Ages 21 and over only.

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89
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if Lewis Carroll masterpiece. Riveting great show. Not for the weak. Good acting. Good story.

Don't see it if you need to stand for two hours, if interacting is not your thing, or faint of heart.

98
Absorbing, Magical, Creative, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy immersive theater. This was brilliant in the story construction and of course the staging. You enter a different world entirely.

Don't see it if You prefer proscenium style shows. You don’t like being a part of a show and walking around.

Critic Reviews (15)

The New York Times
November 30th, 2012

"For much of the hazy two hours I spent wandering through rooms there, I felt like a bewildered but enchanted child, made privy to the arcana of another, darker world...What you will experience is the feeling that children sometimes have of being swept up into busy, self-important social rituals that make no sense. And of spying on adult activities that don’t make much sense either and are equally creepy and thrilling."
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The New York Times
August 9th, 2013

"A lush, if fragmented story arrives by way of exacting, exuberant choreography. A labyrinthine journey through shadowy corridors and meticulously decorated rooms, it exposes the sinister undertones of these childhood tales, while grappling with the more adult complexities of Carroll’s attraction to his prepubescent muse, Alice Liddell."
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Time Out New York
October 8th, 2012

"The experiences that director-designer-mastermind Zach Morris and his company offer are stunningly personal, like when you peep in on the Red Queen having a private breakdown, she catches you watching through the two-way mirror. And then, just as you’ve become curiouser and curiouser, it all ends too soon."
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New Yorker
April 1st, 2013

"Third Rail Projects recently moved its wildly imaginative multimedia theatre-dance piece from a single-level hospital to a creaky three-story school building, now dressed to be a mental ward in Wonderland. Lucky theatregoers get to join the tea party, where chocolate is served and spoons fly."
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New York Post
October 9th, 2012

"You’ll discover what it feels like to disappear down a rabbit hole at the fiendishly clever immersive theater piece inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll. The performers inhabit their roles with an almost uncomfortable intensity, giving you the sense that you’ve only just happened to wander into their spooky playground."
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Theatre is Easy
August 5th, 2014

"Not infrequently you will find yourself in a room alone, exploring nooks and crannies, gazing into mirrors and windows, and finding your own thoughts and feelings creep into the mix. The next moment, you’re dealing one on one with a character from this disorienting world on the cusp of reality and dreams. It’s startlingly personal without ever feeling invasive...This is Alice in the land of Freud."
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Front Mezz Junkies
January 16th, 2018

"A fascinating and unique experience...Using letter dictation, wonderful mirror play, and a lot of dance and movement, the sly details and suspicions are parceled out...The movement is powerful while giving a great insight to the parallels and layers between real people and imaginary characters. Sometimes the creations begin to feel repetitive and not overly thought-expanding, although they all are dreamy and visually appealing...Wistful, elegant, and passively romantic."
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New York Theater
February 7th, 2016

"Over the course of the two-hour running time of this elusive, dark and delightful show, each individual theatergoer feels put in charge of unlocking the mysteries not just of what’s in front of us, but also of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – pen name, Lewis Carroll…For all the atmosphere of mystery, the show offers light bulb moments of great satisfaction. "
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WNBC
March 15th, 2013

"Visitors to 'Then She Fell,' a theater-less theater event, wear any number of hats during the two-hour tour, chief among them 'voyeur.' It’s here you walk (and climb, and eat) through a three-story manifestation of the melancholy fascination Lewis Carroll had with Alice Liddell, his muse for 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.'"
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December 2nd, 2015

"Came across more like a dreamlike experience than something comprehensible...Certainly an experience worth having, but...not inexpensive. I think the alcohol and fruit offerings could be upsized. I also would have liked to have had more physical contact and interaction...That way, the staff could make the 'patients' feel less like observers and more like someone actively participating in the fantasy...One of those once in a lifetime experiences you will not want to miss!"
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Gothamist
March 15th, 2013

"Anyone whose younger self ever fantasized about tumbling down the rabbithole into Lewis Carroll's Wonderland will want to hop the L to Williamsburg, where an enthralling theatrical spell is being woven. Like the Wonderland discovered by Alice, the world created by Third Rail Projects is as unsettling as it is enchanting."
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Economist
September 23rd, 2014

"Then She Fell is one of the city's growing number of site-specific, immersive theatre experiences. It provides all the elusiveness and illusiveness you'd expect from the world of smoking caterpillars and rogue playing cards, but in a surprisingly cohesive package. It does what the best retellings set out to do: it offers a new framework through which to contemplate a familiar story."
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Backstage
March 18th, 2013

"Locked in the building’s seemingly endless rooms, floors, corners, and crevices is an evening that is as total and topsy-turvy as it is satisfying and magical. The lusciously and meticulously designed world, full of strange knickknacks and worn furniture, teases every nerve at the imagination’s disposal."
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Stage and Cinema
March 26th, 2013

"With only fifteen audience members per performance, the immersive theatrical experience Then She Fell sends its participants spiraling down the rabbit hole and stepping through the looking glass to a magical world that plays on the borders between fantasy and reality, madness and sanity, youth and adulthood."
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F
October 29th, 2012

"Then She Fell is all about intimacy. Capped at just 15 audience members per show, Then She Fell ensures that attendees moving through the space are either completely alone, or with cast members through much of the two-hour show. If you can, take my word for it: The current ticket price of $95 may seem steep, but the two-hour show is absolutely extraordinary."
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