Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel
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Member Reviews (8)
- Sleep No More at The McKittrick HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jan 30, 2014
The "Sleep No More" performance at the McKittrick Hotel is nothing like I’ve ever seen. It is hard to describe to others, since this is very far from the traditional theater that most people are used to. But it’s better not to know much about it and have everything to be a total surprise. Just wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk up and down the stairs; be prepared to check in your bag/purse; if you are not following an actor, still keep moving from room to room and floor to floor often; make sure you are on the lower floor in the ballroom at the end – so you don’t miss the spectacular ending… Definitely go to see it and have fun! It will be an experience you will never forget.
- Sleep No More at The McKittrick HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 07, 2013
You've never experience anything quite like Sleep No More before. The closest comparison I can make is that it's like a deeply experiential game of show-and-tell for adults. Part live theater, part petting zoo, part Valentine's Day (think kisses from strangers), Sleep No More is the single most gorgeous thing you can do with yourself right now in NYC. Do it.
- Sleep No More at The McKittrick HotelMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 09, 2013
Fantastic show. Unlike anything you have ever seen. Incorrectly listed as a hotel. Worth seeing more than once.
- Sleep No More at The McKittrick HotelMar 11, 2013
Despite Sleep No More being held at the McKittrick Hotel, it is not a hotel. It is a performance. The McKittrick Hotel is a fictional location, where said performance takes place. For a bit of background, I'd offer this: you don't want to know much going in, but you do want to know the basics. I knew absolutely nothing, and it took away from my experience. If you don't believe me, and want to know nothing, stop reading here. Otherwise:
The performance is an interactive recreation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Set design is incredible, performances by the actors drive the night. Stick with the actors for most of the night - they make it more worthwhile than just walking around, aimlessly attempting to understand why the set looks the way it does. Do this, and it'll be a better night.
- Sleep No More at The McKittrick HotelJan 22, 2013
How do you describe Sleep No More? Officially speaking, it’s an “indoor promenade performance” or an interactive play. Unofficially, it’s a cross between Eyes Wide Shut and a haunted house. Punchdrunk took over a warehouse in Chelsea and recreated the abandoned McKittrick Hotel, where silent scenes from Shakespeare’s MacBeth are acted out in broken sequence. ”Audiences move freely through a transporting world at their own pace, choosing their own path through the story, immersed in the most unique theatrical experience in the history of New York.” Attendees are required to wear white masks throughout the hotel, while exploring several floors, winding passages and hidden rooms.
Not to get all inappropriate on Gogobot, but choose who you attend with wisely! You should try to go with someone you're dating. There are lots of private areas to disappear into (wink!).
Don't listen to the reviews that say you need to wear flats. I was running around in 5 inch stilettos and was fine! Some of the floors are a little dirty though, so be careful with your footwear!
Have a shot of absinthe in the speakeasy before you go in. :)
- Sleep No More at The McKittrick HotelSep 07, 2012
I did not read the reviews before the show because I didn't want to know ANYTHING about the show and really go in there not knowing what to expect. I loved everything about the show. I loved the whole interactive concept and how I was observing and touching everything. I really suggest you don't read any of the reviews. I will tell you two things:
1. wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking around the whole entire time.
2. Make the best out of it. Try to explore and do everything!
If the show is ever in LA, I would definitely want to go again even though I know what to expect now!
- Sleep No More at The McKittrick HotelCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
3 hours of voyeuristic fantasy, superb acting and delicious set details. I chose to ditch my date mid-way through and explored the McKittrick Hotel by wandering into the many rooms and crossing paths with the actors' performances. A truly unusual and remarkable experience!
- Sleep No More at The McKittrick HotelFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Sleep No More is a performance art piece (based on "Macbeth) currently under way at the abandoned McKittrick Hotel. Ticketholders (over 100) are each given a mask (super creepy), separated from whomever they came with, and told not to talk for the duration of the show. You are then dropped off, randomly, on different floors of the hotel. The performance goes on all around you throughout the hotel, and it is up to you how you view it. You can follow one character, or wander between scenes. And be sure to root through the drawers and closets, as they hold tricky clues.