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Sleep No More

a modern take on interactive theater

Sleep No More

530 W 27th St New York, NY 10001
+1 (212) 904-1883

Sleep No More is an interactive theater production that takes place without seats or a stage inside the invented McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. The action happens inside the five-story hotel's many rooms. It's a modern take on Shakespeare's classic tragedy Macbeth, and the viewer, upon entering this place, is severed from reality and transformed into a participant. 

The rooms are lavishly decorated, each in its own way, and the actors move freely among the theatergoers. A scene can occur suddenly, as if out of nowhere (there are always one or two on each floor). The actors don't speak; everything is expressed in dance. Be prepared for dancers to appear completely naked. The performance lasts three hours, so wear comfortable shoes, or else three hours of chasing actors up and down stairs could turn into "sleep no more," literally. Most importantly, don't get carried away. For instance, on the floor with the "hospital," you can try on the straight jackets, so decide for yourself.

Each main character tells his own story. They argue, they make love, they dance. Over the course of three hours, it's entirely possible that you'll visit a cemetery, a psychiatric hospital, and witness a sacrifice. Everything is connected, and in the end, every viewer must draw his own conclusions about what it all meant.

Key info: Performances take place from 6 p.m. to midnight (depending on the day). A new group arrives every three hours, but you're welcome to stay as long as you want. Even five hours isn't enough for some people.