Open run | 2h 0m | Brooklyn

Then She Fell

From 208 member  reviews
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. 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.


Member Reviews (208)

MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy
90
Avg Score

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.

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.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Original, Great staging

See it if you're willing to go down the rabbit hole with committed actors (as committed patients/characters) in a clever, intimate, interactive play.

Don't see it if you're unwilling/unable to shed your insecurities & inhibitions to enjoy the immersive experience. (There's really nothing to worry about.)

99
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

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.

92
Absorbing, Enchanting, Intense

See it if you enjoy intimate and immersive theatre and heavy participation, are interested in new forms of theatre, enjoy shots of alcohol beverages

Don't see it if you don't like direct interaction with actors. If you're shy you might feel awkward and out of your comfort zone.

86
Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy or are willing to try immersive theatre, want to be up close and can extend trust for the evening to a group of committed actors

Don't see it if You want to sit and have a story told to you; dislike audience participation; you are unwilling to let go and trust the experience

90
Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if You like to move from space to space and uncover the plot as you go. A mini mystery. Like Sleep No More but with dialogue. Enjoyed this more

Don't see it if If you want a traditional theatre experience, or want a linear experience. I think it's the best of this genre that I've seen. More guided.

98
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see

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.

89
Enchanting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if you like Alice in Wonderland, can walk around, don't mind interacting with the show.

Don't see it if you are easily embarrassed.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent

See it if Immersive theater. Think as much as watch.

Don't see it if Seeking to be spoon-fed

65
Disappointing, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you just adore immersive theater and can't get enough of it

Don't see it if traipsing around following people who are trying to create a weird experience creeps you out.

79
Clever, Great staging, Ambitious, Confusing, Must see

See it if like shows like Sleep No more. This is a immersive show, and only 30 people a night can see it. I found parts slow, but still interesting.

Don't see it if you are expecting alice in wonderland. This was a interpretive dance version. Some scenes were better than others. Still recommend seeing.

Also If you are a fan of this kind of show, (Sleep no more (Which I hated),... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Innovative, Original, Must see, Enchanting

See it if you are open to experimental and immersive theatre design

Don't see it if you are expecting a linear plot or if you need to be in control of your own path.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Intelligent, Interactive, Original

See it if ..You like intimate, interactive experiences that transport to a different place/time - OR if you liked Alice in Wonderland

Don't see it if it makes you uneasy to interact 1:1 with actors in a small room

98
Immersive theater loosely based on lewis carrol's alice in wonderland &through the looking glass

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"

89
Dizzying, Edgy, Refreshing, Profound

See it if you're at all intrigued by immersive theater.

Don't see it if the idea of immersive theater sounds unpleasant to you.

90
Dizzying, Engrossing, Hypnotic, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are up for site specific, interactive "theater",feeling off-balance and open to exploring Wonderland this is the show for you.

Don't see it if This is not a play, there is no plot per se, it is interactive, there are stairs to climb, nothing is explained, everything is strange.

Also It's a drugless trip but hallucinogenic all the same. I'll be thinking... Read more Read less

89
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you like Alice in Wonderland, interactive theater, mysteries, adventure, trying something new!

Don't see it if you don't like being close to interesting strangers, drinking unidentified drinks ("Drink Me") or having tea with Mad Hatters.

93
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You like immersive theater

Don't see it if If you are into classic theatre

90
Ambitious, Clever, Quirky

See it if you like immersive theater, Lewis Carroll, Alice in wonderland, or need a hipster date night idea

Don't see it if you don't like standing/walking on your feet for a few hours, dislike immersive theater, or dislike Brooklyn

65
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious, Unfulfilling

See it if You want to play the role of voyeur for 2 hrs being guided through elaborate rooms in an asylum. Lewis Carroll & Alice Liddell's wonderland.

Don't see it if You are easily spooked, claustrophobic, fear of the dark, are a germaphobe, dislike intimacy, or are expecting traditional book characters.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Confusing

See it if You love going on an adventure and Alice in Wonderland

Don't see it if You need clarity in plot and don't like interactive theater

90
Dizzying, Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like immersive theater or Alice in Wonderland.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy being alone in a room with an actor.

89
Ambitious, Absorbing, Exquisite, Edgy, Profound

See it if you like immersive theater, you enjoy exploration and want to be an active participant in the performance.

Don't see it if you like linear shows with dialogue. Most of the show is choreography and the scenes don't follow and expected order.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you are a mature adult.

Don't see it if you are looking for a family friendly movie


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 ...
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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...
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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 end...
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"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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