The return of the mystery theater
Rarely does life present you something as original and awe-inspiring as Sleep No More. But for everything that show did to push theater boundaries...we?re left thinking, What?s next?
Two very different immersive shows have hit NYC to keep you interacting and entertained. Brush up on your sleuthing skills: This time mystery?s the thing.
Speakeasy Dollhouse In 1935, Prohibition bootlegger Frank Spano was murdered in the streets of Manhattan. The killer was caught but the case was inexplicably dismissed. Explore staged yet factual scenarios (which Spano?s real-life granddaughter has produced) to unlock details of the crime. Our advice: Follow the action. You don?t want to miss where the (incredibly well-acted) characters will go next in the multi-level Lower East Side space. The first Monday and Saturday night of each month through December; tickets, $55
Enigma If leisurely day strolls are more your pace, this concept blends Brooklyn Heights architecture with a fictional, symbol-heavy mystery (similar to The Da Vinci Code). You?ll walk and work with a group of ten to solve clues throughout the neighborhood, and yes, even we longtime New Yorkers got a kick out of it. Saturday and Sunday afternoons through October; tickets, $60