NY Theater: BLINDNESS (Donmar Warehouse at the Daryl Roth)

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by Eve Meadows on April 1, 2021

in Theater-New York


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Blindness, the Donmar Warehouse production of José Saramago’s dystopian novel written by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and directed by Walter Meierjohann, will begin performances tomorrow at the Daryl Roth Theatre. This marks one of the first performing arts events to open in New York City.

Blindness is a socially distanced sound and light experience.

Through spellbinding storytelling narrated by Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson, it unveils the gripping story of a world changed forever in the blink of an eye, reminding us that from the darkness, we will all emerge stronger. Just as it was presented in London, attendees in New York will hear the narrative’s urgent and timely message unfolding around them through binaural headphone technology while surrounded by immersive lighting and atmospheric design. Together – and safely – they will experience the importance of community in our present moment, and be reminded of the hope that lies ahead.

All tickets sold in pairs at the comparable price of a single off-Broadway ticket. This enables a single person to purchase a pod to themselves or two people in a “social bubble” to attend and be seated together. Each two-seat “pod” will be socially distanced 6 feet away from other pods. Tickets will be sold to 86 attendees per showing – as mandated by current local and state regulations – with multiple showing times spaced throughout the day to allow ample time in between for venue sanitization.

photos of Blindness at the Donmar Warehouse by Helen Maybanks

Daryl Roth Theatre (101 East 15th Street at Union Square East)
for tickets (sold only in advance) and schedule, visit Blindness
70 minutes | recommended for ages 15+
health and safety protocols can be found here

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