Closed 1h 40m
Stars in the Night
Midtown W
49

Stars in the Night NYC Reviews and Tickets

49%
(12 Reviews)
Positive
25%
Mixed
33%
Negative
42%
Members say
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky

About the Show

LA’s popular immersive theater adventure makes its NYC debut. The production takes intimate groups of twelve audience members on a journey to witness the fallout when a woman suddenly goes missing.

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Member Reviews (12)

25
Disappointing, Excruciating, Confusing, Poor staging, Uninteresting

See it if A painful immersive which is barely that. Staging around super loud trains. Horrible scenes that make no sense. Couldn’t wait to leave.

Don't see it if I love immersive and am always rooting for it. The is a flawed concept and more tragic execution. Do not see it.

88
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Edgy

See it if Great spiked apple cider, small cocktail & cheese plate. Explore DUMBO w/fun vignettes. Last scenes w/adultery & zany real estate agent fun!

Don't see it if You're not in the mood to interact with characters, you don't want to take a "swig" of whiskey. But why not? Enjoy yourself!!

Critic Reviews (7)

September 16th, 2018

“Feury and Keyes seem to have set out to create a cast of characters whose connection is slowly revealed by the end...They also seem to have bitten off more that they could chew in this endeavor, with only the latter third of the play feeling fully developed. Their lackadaisical direction hasn't helped matters, with most of the performers appearing overwhelmed by the task of leading the audience down DUMBO's cobbled streets while delivering their head-scratching lines."
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September 24th, 2018

"The characters are thinly drawn and the narrative would be nothing special if not for the backdrop. Also, the timelines don't fit together...Some actors are more convincing than others...If you think of 'Stars in the Night' more as a tour of Dumbo than a brilliant piece of theater, you won't be disappointed. It could make for a good date night or group activity with people who like immersive experiences and have disposable income."
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September 18th, 2018

"The overarching plot seems simple, yet...the story takes some time to reveal itself and unravel...Some connections are indicated rather subtly. Easily overlooked objects might be as telling as the dialogue, which often favors emotional projection over specifics. While torment tends to come through very clearly, the reasons...can be opaque, and elaborations can be burdened by cliches...The best moments...offer the audience the voyeuristic opportunity to...see into lives that aren't their own.”
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September 16th, 2018

"Although billed as 'an intimate immersive production,' what 'Stars in the Night' actually offers, at its best, is the exact opposite — a spectacular public setting...Unfortunately, most of the show’s characters, portrayed by eight members of the Los Angeles-based company Firelight Collective, are not much more developed during the show than those passersby. The story they act out is vague, arty, clichéd, and confusing."
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September 16th, 2018

"The show seems to blur the lines between traditional theater acting that projects out to the audience and the more subtle demands of cinematic performance where the camera can pick up even the subtlest flickers of emotion as they glance across the face...The earlier scenes are diverting enough, to be sure, as you puzzle out how these characters might connect to each other — but on their own, none come close to delivering the impact of those final scenes."
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September 14th, 2017

"It felt as if we were being given pieces of a puzzle that would be resolved by the end of the night...The second half of 'Stars in the Night,' all on its own, is an engrossing piece of site-responsive theatre...What we don’t get is any narrative resolution to the tales of the characters we first met. With the second act being so strong, it somewhat begs the question of what the initial processional is doing there in the first place...It really can’t be overstated how good that second act is."
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September 14th, 2017

"Not only an achingly sublime meditation on how we let our regrets define us, but also a bold statement of the kind of stunning work the Firelight Collective is capable of...There is nowhere for an actor to hide as even a whiff of artificiality...Happily, the entire cast rises to this challenge and thrives in their respective roles...A melancholy work of art that inspires you to reflect on your own life and possibly inform the way you live it. I can think of no higher praise."
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