Experience this extraordinary, socially distanced event based on the brilliantly terrifying novel by José Saramago, adapted by Tony Award®-winning playwright Simon Stephens with spell-binding storytelling narrated by Juliet Stevenson at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square. A uniquely thrilling experience, BLINDNESS includes extended periods of complete blackout designed to transport the audience to a world changed forever, reminding us that out of the darkness, we will all emerge stronger.
Please note performance times. Late seating will be not be permitted.
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.