What is Sleep No More? It's an interactive and immersive theatrical experience created by British theatre company Punchdrunk, produced within 100,000 square feet of converted warehouse space in Manhattan. It's a self-guided journey through the dark and mysterious secrets of the McKittrick Hotel, in which guests are encouraged to explore an antiquated lunatic asylum, doctor's offices, children's bedrooms, a cemetery, indoor courtyards, shops, a padded cell, a ballroom, taxidermist's menageries, and much more.
It's a dramatic production in which few words are spoken by the performers, and audience members must remain silent and masked at all times. It's primarily teh story of Macbeth, but it has also been compared to the works of David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick as well as Lost, BioShock, and Disney's Haunted Mansion. It's a voyeuristic journey into the depths of a "1940's noir nightmare."
It's... pretty hard to describe actually.
ScareHouse sound designer Glenn Delirium Dog Ricci, a frequent guest of the McKittrick Hotel, joins a roundtable of fellow Sleep No More experts for an extended conversation about this innovative and unforgettable production. Plus, actress Careena Melia invites us into the Manderley Bar for a rare conversation about her portrayal of Hecate and her nightly interactions with scores of masked and anonymous audience members.
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