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. More…
'Then She Fell' is a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which a small audience explores a dreamscape where every alcove, corner, and corridor has been transformed into a lushly designed world. Inspired by the life and writings of Lewis Carroll, it offers an Alice-like experience for the audience. Audience members can explore the rooms, often by themselves, in order to discover hidden scenes, encounter performers one-on-one, unearth clues that illuminate a shrouded history, use skeleton keys to gain access to guarded secrets, and imbibe elixirs custom designed by one of NYC’s foremost mixologists.
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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. " Full Review
"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.'" Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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!" Full Review
See it if Immersive, intense, lovely, detailed, personal. Go see it - the less you know the better.
Don't see it if If you're not alright with a white queen feeding you grapes, bedtime stories, tea parties, or close personal contact.
See it if You enjoy immersive theatre where you are likely to be separated from whoever you came to the show with. Small audience size.
Don't see it if You don't want to be a little scared. You don't already know the basics of Alice in Wonderland. You hate dance, esp. in unorthodox settings.
See it if you want to experience a fully immersive, magical and heart breaking take on the work of Lewis Carroll. If one on ones don't freak you out
Don't see it if You are not interested in immersive theatre, are not willing to move often.
See it if you want to enter Wonderland and dance with Alice and the Mad Hatter. You'll wonder if you're awake or dreaming.
Don't see it if walking or stairs is hard for you, or if you'd rather just sit in a seat and watch something on a stage.
See it if you like immersive theater experience and likes alice in wonderland.
Don't see it if you are frightened easily and do not want to get separated with your friends.
Also Amazing production with beautiful staging and performance!
See it if you want an incredibly intimate, immersive theater performance, if you are intrigued by fantastic worlds and want a story to piece together
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with close personal space and intimate one on one moments with the cast
See it if You want to be surprised, you crave an immersive theater experience, you want the intensity and intimacy of a personal theater experience.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable being one-on-one with performers or like the experience of being an anonymous audience member.
See it if you want to experience what immersive theater can be at its best. Dancers are nothing short of spectacular, and the place and set are magic.
Don't see it if you don't love Alice in the WOnderland (are there such people?)
See it if you like immersive theater/performance that is interactive and adventurous.
Don't see it if you don't like interacting with the actors and other audience members or can't walk up and down stairs.
See it if You like interactive theater that will change the way you see the world and Alice in Wonderland.
Don't see it if You are no fun! Just kidding, but seriously if intimate moments freak you out then don't enter!
See it if ...you want a theatrical experience like no other. Get lost in a world that's as beautiful as it is terrifying.
Don't see it if ...you don't like immersive pieces, performance art, the avant garde or having to walk a lot.
See it if You enjoy piecing together fragments of story & having a show unfold all around you through 3 floors & several different spaces
Don't see it if You have mobility issues, severe separation anxiety (you'll be separated from your party at times) or severe claustrophobia
See it if you want to be amazed and delighted. Alice in Wonderland inside out and upside down staged in group and individual scenes so it is personal.
Don't see it if you lack imagination or the willingness to suspend disbelief.
See it if Brilliant immersive experience. Extra special if you know both of the Alice books well. The actors are among the finest. Blown away.
Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater or the pricetag of small-audience shows.
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.
See it if this is probably the best immersive theatre/dance production I have seen so far - it transported me to a whole new world, and has to be seen
Don't see it if your only experience of Alice, is the Disney Movie, and you're not ready to delve deeper into the rabbit hole...
See it if Insane asylum where you get to meet & have creepy interactions with red queen, white queen, white rabbit, hatter, 2 Alice's & Lewis Carroll
Don't see it if Key diff from other immersive: 1)You are directed from room to room- no free will like SNM = less FOMO 2)More intimate-only 15 "patients"
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