“Those of you holding a 6 card, your time has come. Quickly finish your cocktails or abandon them as I escort you to the corner of the room. You will be separated from your loved ones; this is an experience to be had alone. Tell them you can rendezvous back here at the second floor lounge once you’ve finished.”
Sleep No More takes place at the fictional McKittrick Hotel, a reference to the film Vertigo. According to the show's website, the hotel was completed in 1939 and “intended to be New York City's finest and most decadent luxury hotel.” The site goes on to explain that “six weeks before opening, and two days after the outbreak of World War II, the legendary hotel was condemned and left locked, permanently sealed from the public” until it was restored and reinvented by Punchdrunk and Emursive.
I saw the show last April when I was in NYC with my boyfriend. It was one of the most amazing evenings. It has everything I love - an old abandoned hotel, interesting scenery, masks, mystery and so much more.
I have stumbled on information about the show on a blog that I follow and after reading more about the McKittrich Hotel I was hooked and bought tickets immediately. Luxury hotel fully furnished and abandoned (closed) for more than 70 years? I just had to see it.
The mask from that night has a special place in my living room now:-)