In what might be the most unique theatrical experience in New York City, Sleep No More is set in the McKittrick Hotel. Built in 1939, the McKittrick was intended to be the most decadent hotel of its era, but six weeks before its opening, WWII broke out and the building was condemned and remained locked until now. Sleep No More is a collaboration between two production companies Punch Drunk and Emersive. They took over five floors of three connecting warehouses to build this labyrinth complete with psychiatric wards, ballrooms, cemeteries, and a hospital wing to name a few. As you enter, you are given a mask and told to remain silent throughout the production. Loosely based on Shakespeare's Macbeth, scenes play out in over 100 unique rooms. The idea is to follow a character of your desire, but you can switch at anytime or follow no one and browse the gorgeous deco era sets. What you see next will be an individual experience where the more curious you are the better.
“Sleep No More” continues at the McKittrick Hotel, 530 West 27th Street, Chelsea; 866-811-4111