Set near the end of WW II, this dance-heavy immersive piece ushers 6 audience members on a journey to a secret location, where they are smuggled into a world of true stories of those forced into hiding. More…
"The Hidden Ones" brings the audience face to face not only with history, but with stories of raw love and humanity as they observe two families work to overcome extraordinary circumstances in the darkest of times. The Hidden Ones shows how hope can survive turmoil, how passion can thrive in the bleakest of times, and how silence can speak deafening volumes.
Location details are provided via email after purchase. Recommended for ages 16+.
"Director Anthony Logan Cole is economical both with visual design and his direction of the performers. Every movement is telling, every silent motion pumps with love, dignity, fear, anger or despair...The use of silence is haunting and the effect is more dramatic when it is broken...A new kind of intimacy is born out of these circumstances, whether the romantic story in the plot, or a connection between an actor and a single audience member." Full Review
"'The Hidden Ones' is most brilliant in its simplest moments, and one of its most profound experiential themes is how difficult it is to be quiet, especially under the tremendous pressure of fear and paranoia...Although the production is largely wordless and the characters are entirely nameless, 'The Hidden Ones' manages to communicate a great deal through blocking and dance sequences...Its musical score is less exacting in design." Full Review
“A spare and chilling immersive theater piece...Seven audience members...witness the cast of seven silently go about their day...Even the most well-positioned and perceptive audience member is allowed only a very limited glimpse of all that’s going on...And there’s not that much going on...Yet, by keeping us in the dark, both literally and metaphorically, ‘The Hidden Ones’ suggests in a very small but disquieting way the darkness of the Holocaust.” Full Review
"An immersive theatrical experience that resonates with deafening power...I was moved by the families tenderness with each other under these horrifying times...A short narrative tying in the families given for the participating audience may have better served to anchor the reality in which we were submerged...Yet, when the bashing of the doors finally arrived, the utter fear & selfless heroic acts left me with a visceral response of terror and persevering empathy." Full Review
for a previous production "Very rarely do we come across a piece of theatre that has ever been so necessary, and I wanted to take my time and handle this one with as much care as possible. Very rarely have I been so moved from or in awe of any production as I am of 'The Hidden Ones'...It is a uniquely and deeply moving, and haunting, experience...Masterfully conceived, written and rendered...Neither gimmicky nor high-handed in its delivery; it’s not out to capitalize or monetize our traumas." Full Review
for a previous production "The remarkable thing about 'The Hidden Ones' is both simple in concept and in perfect fitting with the story: all the exposition is done silently...The lack of dialogue is startlingly effective and a direction which feels fresh and new: a linear narrative which doesn’t rely upon dance for communication...The ensemble cast of 'The Hidden Ones' works hard to create a deep, meaningful connection with each audience member through silent one-on-ones, and it really, really works." Full Review
See it if you want a life-changing piece of historically informed immersive theatre
Don't see it if you can't cope with immersive theatre - but honestly, I think everyone needs to see this piece, it is deeply moving and important
See it if you are looking for an unusual & moving immersive experience. It is simple but very powerful.
Don't see it if you are looking for action or plot. This is a quiet, introspective type of performance.
See it if Does a great job of making you understand and feel the experience of Jews in hiding during the Holocaust... for as much as an hour can.
Don't see it if You don’t like very intimate immersive experience. Prefer a show with a plot. This is more situational feelings.
See it if An experience of human warmth, connection and caring in frightening circumstances. I expected to be scared but was instead comforted.
Don't see it if You would not enjoy hiding in a small room and being part of an interpretive dance performance set to soft 1930’s ballads.
See it if You want a different type of experience. Like immersive shows. Want to step into the shoes of people who have gone through hiding in a war
Don't see it if You don't like immersive shows. Anything relating to the holocaust upsets you. You want an upbeat experience Want a traditional show
See it if You believe history is more than the battles and the dead. History is about the people who lived through the slaughter, and suffer daily.
Don't see it if You have trouble in smaller spaces or with people touching you. It’s not a lot of touching, just guiding you through the space.
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