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The Hidden Ones
Midtown W
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The Hidden Ones NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(8 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Exquisite, Resonant, Intense, Profound

About the Show

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.

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Absorbing, Intense, Creative, Immersive, Resonant

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. Read more

85
Intimate, Slow, Romantic, Quiet, Touching

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.

Critic Reviews (6)

November 5th, 2018

"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."
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November 17th, 2018

“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.”
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November 10th, 2018

"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."
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November 10th, 2018

"'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."
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October 8th, 2018
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."
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September 9th, 2018
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."
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