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Where to experience adventurous theater this summer in NYC

Jillian Anthony

Look beyond the Great White Way's glitzy reach and you’ll find some truly awesome interactive and just-plain-weird theater. For more only-in-New-York moments, check out our complete list of the 99 things you have to do in New York before you die.

The Box

You’ll see an extravagant, limit-stretching show here, which may include anything from burlesque and vaudeville acts to scat play and someone spitting their own piss on the audience—that is, if you can even get in. 189 Chrystie St (212-982-9301)

The Illuminati Ball

Dress to the nines, and climb into a limousine bus that whisks you and 40 others to a waterfront mansion upstate, where a night of mystery and madness (and animal kinship) unfolds. If it’s warm enough, throw yourself into the lake.


You and nine of your pals (or soon-to-be-bestie strangers) head out on a crime-solving, scavenger-hunting trek
through the streets of New York City for a 13-and-up–friendly experience into immersive theater.


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