“Please be advised: this show will have you on the move!” is not your typical warning when buying tickets to a theatrical event in New York City. But “Stars in the Night” is anything but normal.
“Stars” is an immersive theatrical adventure like no other. As opposed to traditional performances where patrons sit in a dark theater and watch the action unfold in front of them, “Stars” makes the audience a part of the adventure. The unique production brings intimate groups of 12 on a tour of the historic cobblestone streets of Dumbo, Brooklyn, all while telling the story of the mysterious disappearance of a woman and how her life is intertwined with the apparent strangers theatergoers encounter along the way.
Firelight Collective artistic directors Stephanie Feury and Nathan Keyes co-wrote and are directing the production, which makes its New York premiere after a sold-out, extended engagement in Los Angeles in 2017. As artistic directors of of the company, Feury and Keyes aim to “create original events focused on narrative storytelling designed to awaken the audience’s senses,” allowing the viewers to switch between observing and being observed.
“Stars” will run in Brooklyn for a strictly limited four-week engagement from Sept. 13 to Oct. 14. The regular performance schedule is Tuesday through Sunday with five groups of performances each night at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., making this the perfect late-night adventure for any students who have night classes or work late into the day.
Those interested in attending should be warned that this experience lasts for approximately one hour and 40 minutes and will involve lots of standing, walking and climbing stairs, so sneakers are highly recommended.
Tickets and more information about the immersive the show can be found at www.starsinthenight.net.