Then She Fell
2 Kingsland Avenue
Then She Fell is an extended version of last year’s Steampunk Haunted House, Through The Looking Glass.
Last Friday, I traveled to what was once the outpatient wing of Greenpoint Hospital in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a sneak-preview of Third Rail Projects’ Then She Fell presented by Arts@Renaissance. Entering through a small courtyard garden, I found myself in a room with 14 other people. Separated in small groups and sometimes completely alone, we were led through a labyrinth of detailed rooms. Sterile medical facilities provide stark contrast to the pockets of whimsical madness that wait just around the corner. You discover you are a guest at a spectacular portrayal of the mad tea party alongside the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, White Queen, and Red Queen. A moment later, you are observing the Red Queen in a medical setting. The movement-based storytelling that was so magical a moment before, now seems like a compulsive outburst of the mentally deranged.
This trip to Wonderland explores the dark psychological elements of Lewis Carroll’s famous tale in an immersive non-linear multi-sensory theatrical adventure.
Is It Scary?
Then She Fell is a haunting whimsical journey through the lore of Alice. Sheer perfection for those looking for an elegant blood-free way to celebrate Halloween.
Here’s A Tip
Take the opportunity to talk with other audience members after the performance. Everyone has a different experience and not everyone visits the same rooms.
What We Loved
The Mad Tea Party and the Mad Hatter herself are both stand outs in this intricate and detailed masterpiece. Other highlights are an eerie bedtime story told by the White Queen, exploring the detailed sets, and sampling the fine elixirs and tasty morsels that rounded out this complete sensory experience.
What Could Be Better
I found myself wanting the characters to be a bit more forceful with their instruction. I was sometimes unsure of what they wanted me to do and would have loved the use of verbal direction with a playful or funny tone rather than relying so heavily on delicate gestures.
Then She Fell is a truly unique Wonderland experience that will have Steampunk Haunted House fans swooning.
Then She Fell Runs
October 3rd – November 18th
$65 – $85
* All Performances are currently sold out. Join their Mailing List to be notified if additional tickets become available.
No one under 18 will be admitted.
- Official Website
- Facebook Page
- Third Rail Productions Blog
- 2011 – Through The Looking Glass Review
- 2010 – Steampunk Haunted House Review