Blindness

A thrill for long-deprived ears and eyes

The New York Times

Final Performance July 25th

The Experience

Blindness, the acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago’s dystopian novel by Tony Award®-winning playwright Simon Stephens, is a socially distanced theatrical event. Through spell-binding storytelling narrated by Juliet Stevenson and state of the art design it unveils the gripping story of a world changed forever, reminding us that from the darkness, we will all emerge stronger.

Now in performances thru July 25th at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square.

Detailed Government Health and Safety guidelines will be followed. For more information, please see our FAQ page.

Please note performance times.  Late seating will be not be permitted.

Be aware that there are extended periods of complete darkness during the performance.

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An exquisitely told story of
resilience and hope.

The Guardian

As the lights change at a major crossroads in a city in the heart of Europe, a car grinds to a halt. Suddenly, without warning or cause, its driver goes blind. Within hours, it is clear that this blindness is like no other—it is an infectious epidemic, spreading like wildfire. The government tries to quarantine the contagion by herding the newly blind people into an empty asylum, but their attempts are futile. The city is in panic.

Originally put on at London’s Donmar Warehouse, Blindness proved to be an exceptional opportunity for guests to come together and witness its urgent and timely message. Just as it was presented in London, attendees in New York will hear the narrative unfolding around them through 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 hopeful end that lies ahead.

In many ways, BLINDNESS is the ideal play to guide us out of the darkness of the past year.  There couldn’t be a better show to beckon us back to theater.”

TheaterMania Editor’s Pick

Artistically and technologically pioneering…
Juliet Stevenson relays the story with her usual impeccable verbal poise.

Daily Telegraph