I was one of only fifteen audience/participants in this wildly imaginative and sensory-immersive encounter, Then She Fell. The production is inspired by the mystical, magical world of Lewis Carroll’s work, specifically Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is a Bessie award-winning play held in a former hospital (Greenpoint in Brooklyn) that runs until June 29.
We lucky fifteen had one-on-one, intimate moments with the performers; we drank unique potions created by an experienced mixologist and, skeleton keys in hand, we had access to hidden secrets in spooky rooms.
Throughout much of my evening I was at times dazed and confused but always completely capitivated. One of my very favorite pieces was the mad tea party led by – who else – the MadHatter! I painted a white rose red and finally, yes there was the chance to meet “Lewis Carroll” himself, as he drifted around the corners of the various rooms we visited.
Directed, choreographed and designed by Zach Morris, with Jennine Willett and Tom Pearson, this is a Third Rail Production presented by Arts@Renaissance (garden level of the former Greenpoint Hospital, 2 Kingsland Avenue @ Maspeth Avenue, Brooklyn (718) 388-5454.