Rounding the corner of 27th street last night, a spectral scene materialized. Droves of revelers, all clad in white, were awaiting entrance to the McKittrick Hotel, the unlikely site of Sleep No More, the orgy-enactment of Macbeth, where we also spent New Year’s Eve. The phalynx of colorless merrymakers, a boisterous, poltergeist crew, was gathering for the theater’s one-night-only post-performance May Fair bash.
The first sign that something strange was going on at The Forgotten, a new salon series literary doyenne Brooke Geahan kicked off Sunday night, was the ratio of hostesses to attendees.
We had come to hear a reading of “Solace,” a new short story by Jay McInerney put out by Ms. Geahan’s soundtrack-augmented e-book house, Booktrack. But the number of pretty, young female attendants on hand made it feel more gentlemen’s club than book club.
As we alerted fans Friday, Punchdrunk and EMURSIV’s production of Sleep No More had a re-re-remix show for April Fool’s Day. What’s a “remixed” version of Macbeth look like? We talked to producers, cast members, and fans to find out.
Sleep No More, the best silent, Eyes Wide Shut interpretation of Macbeth ever performed, has added an extra layer of WTF to an upcoming performance.
According to an email sent out by the team behind the Emursive/Punchdrunk show, only returning members will be allowed in April 1st for a special “remixed” performance. What does that mean? Who knows! Try to figure out the clues from the photo.
After fans got wind of the response, all hell broke loose.