By David Walters
I had a fun experience last night.
Ever been to the McKittrick Hotel? Maybe you’ve seen the incomparable Sleep No More, maybe you haven’t. Maybe you’ve been to the after-hours speakeasy Maderley Bar, maybe you haven’t. Maybe you’ve gone to hear music on the rooftop at Gallow Green, maybe you haven’t. Or experienced The Club Car or Flight or At the Illusionist’s Table, or not. If you have been to one of the above, do add this to your list of experiences. If not, add it anyway.
The Lost Supper is another heightened atmosphere experience put on by Emursive at the McKittrick. They’ve carved out a space in the massive building for a three-course dinner party with drinks for 60 dinner guests, assembled a talented dozen performer host/hostesses and created a theme of redefining normal in a foggy macabre dreamland where it all takes place. Incorporating pantomime, great costumes, improv, audience interaction and choreographed song stylings, the experience, as a whole, is a Disneyesque delight (by Disneyesque, I mean creating a complete experience from beginning to end, not childlike).
Their goal for your evening is to take you on a three-course journey of doubt, then surrender and finally transformation. With me, I feel they succeeded, but I’m usually open to such things.
Good for a date, a group of friends or even a single outing (as you’ll interact with everyone around you and there were a number of singles on my evening).
Be open and let yourself go.
THE LOST SUPPER – A HYPNOTIC DINNER PARTY IN NEW SPACE THE ATTIC
The Lost Supper performances are now offered Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 6:30pm and 9:00pm.
Tickets range from $175-195 per person for Standard admission and $275-295 for a Cloud Nine Champagne upgrade, complete with a bottle of the hotel’s finest bubbly.
The McKittrick Hotel at 530 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001. Tickets are available online atwww.mckittrickhotel.com or by calling the Box Office at 212-904-1880. Reservations are required in advance for all performances.
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 8TH BY POPULAR DEMAND