At First Sight (and Other Stories)

Theater, Drama
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Broken Box Mime Theater applies and adapts traditional mime techniques in a 90-minute collection of vignettes with modern themes.


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This is a theater experience unlike any other. Ranging from bizarre to heart wrenching to hilarious, the collection of stories told by these mimes will have you as speechless as they are. I'm still blown away -- these mimes use traditional mime techniques to tell truly complex stories. There isn't anything else like it in NYC. Everyone should go see this show. You'll leave with your imagination sparkling.


This performance was incredible. Never have I been so engaged by a show. The choreography was perfect, the music was really slick, great distribution of funny and evocative. I honestly can't say enough about it. This group is gonna be big. You should see them while they're still cheap.


An amazing production! Without one word being spoken, Broken Box's performance kept me on the edge of my seat. "At First Sight (and other stories)" was just one brilliant story after the other, performed to near perfection. The music was right on, and it was an added pleasure having the live musical performance. I would highly recommend this performance - guaranteed to please! Don't miss it!!


I never thought that a mime performance would have me laughing, crying, and getting goosebumps every five minutes. This group did amazing work -- some of the most engaging theater I have ever seen in New York.


Honestly, I had no idea what to expect when I first learned I was going to a mime show, but from the first 10 minutes (and throughout the rest of the show) I was absolutely mesmerized, enthralled, and transfixed! What an incredibly creative and talented ensemble to create such a beautiful imaginative night of storytelling. And the biggest surprise was when some pieces were so beautifully touching that I cried, and thought, "Well here I am, crying at a mime show..." One of the most entertaining nights of theatre I have ever had the pleasure to witness. Go see this show, it is NOT to be missed!


Broken Box Mime Theater is always coming up with new and interesting ways to tell stories. Their modern take on mime is refreshing, funny, and so compelling. "At First Glance (and Other Stories)" is a thrilling ride of hilarity and truly honest moments. When the Mimes tell a story, it feels like you're seeing it with as much detail as you would a high-budget film, with the excitement of it being live theater. Sit back, and let your imagination run wild with Broken Box Mime Theater. This show is not to be missed!