Unreal City

Critics

LemonMeter

60 %

Reviews: 5

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 1

This is the way the world ends. Experience a time that could come to be if the state of the world continues in the direction it is now without change. UNREAL CITY is a fully immersive and interactive journey based on The Wasteland and other works of TS Eliot. The Queen has announced a lottery and the thriving, protected Unreal City will be accepting new residents for the very first time! Even YOU have a chance to get out of this Wasteland, our world. Visit our government-approved, immigrant-friendly website and register today for your chance at CHANGE! Let it be known once accepted into our lottery you will advised to arrive for your check-in time around 20 minutes early, to ensure thorough processing and sterilization, and to allow time for you to enjoy a cocktail before entry. LATE ENTRY WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. IMPORTANT You MUST opt in for email communication when you purchase your ticket IF you wish to receive correspondence from the Queen's Hollow Men prior to your entrance to Unreal City! Such correspondence may include important information regarding your placement in Unreal City and check-in location for your arrival time. IF you would like to receive emails and did not opt in, please message the HOLLOW MEN or email " hollowmen at unrealcitylottery dot com " Your journey to the City will include audience interaction, intimate settings both interior and exterior, and frequent movement to different locations. This thought-provoking and challenging new experience includes explicit adult situations, including sexual content and violence. Consistent audience mobility required.

Actual showtimes:

06/14, 18, 22, 23 are 8:00, 8:40, 9:20, 10:00pm

06/16 are 7:20, 8:00, 8:40, 9:20pm

Reviews

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Unreal City, despite its many flaws, is a beautiful idea. It's a conceptual, artistic piece that will still appeal in many ways to poetry and theatre fans alike. 2Cents Theatre Group has gathered a group of dedicated actors that demonstrate great control and understanding of Eliot's work; no one appeared to merely recite lines, they dialogued with the prose. Any failure to connect that Unreal City suffers from is due to the play attempting to be far too many things at once.

sweet-sour - Cristen Brinkerhoff - Haunting - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

The finale, in particular, has a wonderful feel to it – and immersion in a story, location and feeling is what this kind of theatre is all about. Recommended

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On The Move - ...read full review


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Between the poetic verse and the mysterious aura, Unreal City pulls off the neat trick of making a familiar neighborhood feel like a wholly different and disturbing place. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

sweet - Zachary Bernstein - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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The large cast who never break character, and true choices that lead to very different experiences make this an extremely effective immersive experience. The puzzles presented are interesting and clever, and the dialogue makes excellent use of T.S. Elliot's wonderful language to tell its story.

sweet - David Lucarelli


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Those who have never seen immersive theatre may be awed by the sheer scale, but they can just as easily be turned off by how little sense the story makes... There's some good work in the piece, but it's far too long, disjointed, and logistically hobbled to recommend.

sour - Noah J. Nelson - No Proscenium - ...read full review


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I know people in this town are rabidly hungry for immersive experiences and I do admire Unreal City for tackling the genre in a hugely ambitious manner. Seriously, this thing will blow your mind with its multiple tracks and moving structural parts. However, they seem to have forsaken storytelling for the sake of structure. Since it is not “open world” and you are led through this universe by the characters, I have to consider this a negative thing. Unable to latch onto any character or storyline emotionally left me disappointed at the end.

sweet-sour - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


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Unreal City, despite its many flaws, is a beautiful idea. It's a conceptual, artistic piece that will still appeal in many ways to poetry and theatre fans alike. 2Cents Theatre Group has gathered a group of dedicated actors that demonstrate great control and understanding of Eliot's work; no one appeared to merely recite lines, they dialogued with the prose. Any failure to connect that Unreal City suffers from is due to the play attempting to be far too many things at once.

sweet-sour - Cristen Brinkerhoff - Haunting - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

The finale, in particular, has a wonderful feel to it – and immersion in a story, location and feeling is what this kind of theatre is all about. Recommended

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On The Move - ...read full review


Avatar

Between the poetic verse and the mysterious aura, Unreal City pulls off the neat trick of making a familiar neighborhood feel like a wholly different and disturbing place. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

sweet - Zachary Bernstein - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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Those who have never seen immersive theatre may be awed by the sheer scale, but they can just as easily be turned off by how little sense the story makes... There's some good work in the piece, but it's far too long, disjointed, and logistically hobbled to recommend.

sour - Noah J. Nelson - No Proscenium - ...read full review


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I know people in this town are rabidly hungry for immersive experiences and I do admire Unreal City for tackling the genre in a hugely ambitious manner. Seriously, this thing will blow your mind with its multiple tracks and moving structural parts. However, they seem to have forsaken storytelling for the sake of structure. Since it is not “open world” and you are led through this universe by the characters, I have to consider this a negative thing. Unable to latch onto any character or storyline emotionally left me disappointed at the end.

sweet-sour - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


Avatar

The large cast who never break character, and true choices that lead to very different experiences make this an extremely effective immersive experience. The puzzles presented are interesting and clever, and the dialogue makes excellent use of T.S. Elliot's wonderful language to tell its story.

sweet - David Lucarelli