New Plays Turn Passive Audience Members Into Participants

New Plays Turn Passive Audience Members Into Participants 
May 27, 2013

Several productions in New York’s smaller theaters aren’t content with providing passive experiences — the audience is asked to participate.
Here Lies Love, a new David Byrne musical about Imelda Marcos at the Public Theater, is set in a disco and the audience moves around, from scene to scene, dancing all the while.
Natasha, Pierre and the Comet of 1812, is an electronic pop opera based on a portion of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and is set in a Russian restaurant where audiences are served a meal and vodka as part of the performance.

Here Lies Love