“Sleep No More” announces schedule for week-long Halloween Masquerade; all performances now sold-out
FOR RELEASE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
“ S L E E P N O M O R E ”
ANNOUNCES EVENT SCHEDULE FOR
WEEK-LONG HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE
AT THE McKITTRICK HOTEL
DEMAND FOR TICKETS CRASHES SERVER;
ALL PERFORMANCES NOW SOLD-OUT
New York, NY – Sleep No More has announced the schedule of events for their week-long Halloween masquerade. As previously announced, from October 26 through October 31, Sleep No More will host a series of exclusive evenings at the McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY). Each of those nights will be shaped by its own unique concept, and will feature special acts inside the venue, following regularly scheduled performances.
Tickets for all five Masquerade evenings went on sale on Sunday, September 25. The public was made aware of the ticket availability via a targeted e-mail “telegram” sent to previous ticket-buyers. The overwhelming demand crashed the server almost instantaneously, and tickets for all five evenings sold out soon thereafter. A small number of Premium Access Tickets will be made available for each performance. Those interested in Premium Access Tickets should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, October 27: “The Darkest Shadow”
Dress in your blackest attire
Friday, October 28: “Night of the Apparitions”
Dress in heavenly white.
Saturday, October 29: “The Last Rendez-Vous”
Dress in film-noir formal.
Sunday, October 30: “Aphrodite’s Revenge”
Dress provocatively, wear red.
Monday, October 31: “La Danse Macabre”
Dress to terrify.
Additional information will be announced shortly.
Punchdrunk's Sleep No More is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth through a darkly cinematic lens. Audiences move freely through the epic world of the story at their own pace, choosing where to go and what to see, ensuring that everyone’s journey is different and unique. Sleep No More began performances on Monday, March 7, and officially opened on Wednesday, April 13 to rave reviews. It has since gone on to win such theatrical honours as the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and the Obie Awards’ Special Citation for Design & Choreography.
The creative team features Felix Barrett (Direction and Design), Maxine Doyle (Direction and Choreography), Stephen Dobbie (Sound Design), Beatrice Minns (Design Associate), and Livi Vaughan (Design Associate).
Tickets are available via sleepnomorenyc.com or by calling (866) 811-4111. No one under sixteen will be permitted.
Entry times are as follows: Monday-Saturday at 7:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. There are additional late performances on Fridays and Saturdays, with entry times at 11:00 p.m., 11:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m., 11:45 p.m. and midnight. Please note: there will be no late performances on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29.
Sleep No More is produced by EMURSIVE (Randy Weiner, Arthur Karpati, and Jonathan Hochwald, principals) in association with rebecca gold productions. EMURSIVE produces immersive theatre in extraordinary places.
For additional information, please visit: www.sleepnomorenyc.com.
Critical Praise for Sleep No More:
“A merry macabre chase. A voyeur’s delight. Messes with your head as thoroughly as any artificial stimulant. Spectacular!”
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Brilliantly imagined! Utterly unique! Brilliant and sly and insane. The level of detail is enough to make you swoon.”
-Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
“Grade: A.” “Wickedly wonderful. A unique evening that engages all the senses. A brilliant production! Transformative. An unusually enlightening evening of entertainment.”
-Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly
“The show infects your dreams. I’ve felt theater overwhelm me before, but until Sleep No More, I’ve never felt it pass through me. It was a lovely evening in hell, one I’ll be recovering from for some time.”
-Scott Brown, New York Magazine
“* * * *” “Thrilling, mind-bending! Unlike anything you’ve ever seen.”
-Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Post
“* * * *” “Sensational … Erotic … Unique.”
-Joe Dziemianowicz, The New York Daily News
“* * * *” “Bedazzling. A true astonishment!”
– David Cote , Time Out New York
“* * * *” “You’ve never experienced anything quite like it!”
-Matt Windman, AM New York