The new “Sleep No More”

How about spending your Halloween night with Lewis Caroll trapped within the confines of a former psychiatric hospital? For a horrifying night, you can’t do better than the English writer’s eerie universe. Forget about haunted houses full of ghosts; instead, you will find yourself in the setting of a hospital occupied by strangely familiar figures such as the Mad Hatter or the Queen of Hearts, over which lingers the shadow of the (very) controversial relationship between Lewis Caroll and his (very) young muse Alice.

“Then She fell” is an immersive, participatory theater experience based on the same model as “Sleep No More” except that Chelsea has been replaced by Brooklyn and Lady Macbeth’s theme by Alice in Wonderland. A bit less tragic but definitely more phantasmagoric. The difference with “Sleep No More” is first and foremost the number of participants. As you are limited to a small group of only 15 guests, you will experience true close interactions with the actors and you will be involved in every step of the performance: you might have to transcribe a letter at breakneck speed dictated by the White Rabbit’s character, attend a painting workshop on fresh roses or taste different flasks of alcoholic potions … each one of you will experience the show in your own way! The only common denominator is the set of keys given to all visitors at the beginning of the show, allowing you to rummage through the different chests and cabinets which make up the scenery.

The atmosphere is chill-inducing and nerve-wracking. You will rove through a labyrinth of rooms going from one eccentric character to another. You will rediscover, between two dance movements, some ubiquitous patterns in Lewis Carroll’s works – the theme of duality, the mirror, the doppelganger. This rhapsodic ballet will have you holding your breath until the very last minute. But we cannot reveal more. You will have to experience it for yourself!


195 Maujer Street, Williamsburg
2 shows per night: 7:30pm and 10:30pm
$125 weekdays, $150 weekends
Show extended until the end of December

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