Sleep No More

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  1. squigglyline

    squigglyline Double Secret Probation Gold

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    So last night, I visited The McKittrick Hotel on w. 27th street in NYC for my 2nd time attending Sleep No More. It's an "interactive theater" presentation which consists of 3 adjacent warehouses that were gutted and designed with over 100 individual rooms based on the film noir (1920's - 30's) era. The theater story is based loosely on Macbeth with a healthy dose of Hitchcock. I don't really know how to describe it other than to say it's truly like stepping back in time in that you touch, smell, see, hear, feel and taste exactly what you would imagine that era to be like. The bar (full service with drinks from that era) is what most of us would imagine a speakeasy looking like including generous absinthe pours. All guests are required to wear a mask and you cannot speak once the experience has begun.

    I was pulled into two different 1:1 "experiences" which consists of being pulled from a group of about 12 - 18 people into a closed room where the actor or actress continues the story line (in character) individually - with just you (or me in this case). It's a completely immersive and in some cases an unsettling experience. There is complete nudity (both men an women) and very little dialogue. Your environment is 100% interactive. The props are all real items which you can pick up (and could take with you). The whole place smells old and dusty and feels incredibly eerie. I cannot recommend this enough. It's not cheap (tix were $86 and drinks were about $12 each) but if you want to take 3 - 4 hours out of your trip to NYC to step back in time, look into Sleep No More...

    Squigglyline approved....

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  2. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    I like sleep.
     
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  3. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

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    3hrs of silence with a jazz and bar break :umm:
     
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  4. wigtropolis

    wigtropolis Well-Known Member

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    was it different the two times you saw it?
     
  5. squigglyline

    squigglyline Double Secret Probation Gold

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    I know, I thought the same thing until I went last year for the first time.
     
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  6. Gator

    Gator What?

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  7. squigglyline

    squigglyline Double Secret Probation Gold

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    Shitty answer but yes and no. There is so much to see that you can't see it all in one visit so yes, my experience was definitely different from the first time. I got home around 11AM today and I'm already looking into going back sometime next month. There's more that I still haven't seen...
     
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    wigtropolis Well-Known Member

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    maybe just go to disneyland and ride pirates of the caribbean, they got a lot to look at in there.
     
  9. Lennie

    Lennie Butthult

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    Me too. When i can
     
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  10. Swedish John

    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    Did you feel like Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut? Didn't it make you feel kinda gay?

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  11. squigglyline

    squigglyline Double Secret Probation Gold

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    yea, no.
     
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    skp2978 Well-Known Member

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    Is it scary? I can't do scary. Otherwise, I love new adventures.
     
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    squigglyline Double Secret Probation Gold

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    Scary - maybe? Unsettling - absolutely...
     
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    Hmm. I couldn't do it then. :(
     
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    squigglyline Double Secret Probation Gold

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    I'm thinking about checking this one out next... (in addition to Sleep No More)...