Had the opportunity to see Punchdrunk´s “Sleep No More” promenade theatre/immersive theatre play in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood in New York. The play is primarily based on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, with inspiration also taken from noir films, as well as some reference to the 1697 Paisley witch trials. “Sleep No More” is deprived of nearly all spoken dialogue and set primarily in a dimly-lit, 1930s-era establishment called the “McKittrick Hotel”. The audience may move through the settings, interact with the props, or observe the actors at their own pace, their interference has no bearing on the story or the performers except in rare instances. “Sleep No More” won the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and won Punchdrunk special citations at the 2011 Obie Awards for design and choreography. I can only say I have never seen anything like it before. The general feeling under and after the show was, wtf is happening/just happened?….

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