|BLINDNESS Adds More Performance Times at the Daryl Roth Theatre|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 10:26 am EDT 04/20/21|
|New Performance Schedule Announced for
Additional Showtimes Added Due to Popular Demand
Due to popular demand, producer Daryl Roth is pleased to announce a new schedule of added performances for Blindness, the acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production now playing at the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 East 15th Street at Union Square East).
Blindness will increase the number of performances per day from two showings to a maximum of five. The new performance schedule still allows for ample time in between showings for complete sanitization of the venue and all sets of headphones.
Beginning Week of April 19:
Tuesday - Friday at 3PM, 5PM*, and 7PM
Saturday - Sunday at 1PM*, 3PM, 5PM*, and 7PM
Monday - dark
20 total performances per week
Beginning Week of May 10:
Tuesday - Wednesday at 3PM, 5PM*, and 7PM
Thursday - Friday at 3PM, 5PM*, 7PM, and 9PM*
Saturday at 1PM*, 3PM, 5PM*, 7PM, and 9PM*
Sunday at 1PM*, 3PM, 5PM*, and 7PM
Monday - dark
23 total performances per week
Added performance times are noted with an asterisk (*).
Blindness, the acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Nobel Prize-winner Jose Saramago's dystopian novel by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens and directed by Walter Meierjohann, 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.
Blindness was one of the first performing arts events to re-open in New York City on Friday, April 2, 2021. The critics said:
"No matter what, I knew that after this pandemic year, the experience of watching an indoor show would be one of a kind. And when this show began, it was - in that sense and in many others. Blindness is a thrill for long-deprived ears and eyes."
- Maya Phillips, The New York Times
"Brilliantly terrifying! Blindness ultimately leads us to a place of catharsis."
- Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast
"With amazing sound design and an arresting performance by Juliet Stevenson, Blindness is compelling, taking place, vividly, in every audience member's imagination."
- Darryn King, Forbes
"Delivers the kind of transcendence only offered by live theater. In more than one sense, Blindness proves well worth the wait."
- Elysa Gardner, New York Stage Review
"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 the theater."
- Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania
In August 2020, Blindness's sold-out premiere at the Donmar Warehouse garnered glowing reviews and brought appreciative patrons together to 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 binaural headphone technology while surrounded by immersive lighting and atmospheric design.
The creative team for Blindness includes Ben and Max Ringham (sound designers), Lizzie Clachan (designer), Jessica Hung Han Yun (lighting designer), Markus Potter (US associate director), Chris Cronin (US associate sound designer), Gina Scherr (US associate lighting designer), Professor Hannah Thompson (UK production consultant), and Sara Aniqah Malik (UK resident assistant director).
In New York, Blindness is produced by Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Armstrong, Jane Bergére, Tom Tuft, No Guarantees, and Gabrielle Palitz/Jack Lane.
Blindness runs approximately 70 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for ages 15+.
Visit www.BlindnessEvent.com to view the current performance schedule and purchase tickets. All tickets will be sold in advance online. A simplified ticket exchange process has also been implemented online for the convenience of all patrons.
All tickets are sold in pairs at the comparable price of a single off-Broadway ticket, ranging from $70-$110. This enables a single person to purchase a pod to themselves or two people in a "social bubble" to attend and be seated together. Each two-seat "pod" will be socially distanced 6 feet away from other pods.
Tickets will be sold to 86 attendees per showing - as mandated by current local and state regulations - with multiple showing times spaced throughout the day to allow ample time in between for venue sanitization.
An outline of health and safety protocols for Blindness at the Daryl Roth Theatre follows and can also be found here:
· All front of house staff will complete COVID compliance training.
· All visitors and staff will complete a health questionnaire and have their temperature taken upon arrival at the venue.
· All visitors and staff will be required to wear masks at all times while inside the venue.
· The venue will open 10 minutes prior to each showing to avoid queuing.
· All visitors will enter the building from one entrance and exit through another, creating a one-way traffic flow.
· Enhanced building ventilation technologies will bring more fresh outdoor air into the venue and disinfect re-circulated air.
· Headphones will be individually sanitized between each showing.
· Contact tracing is in effect through the information provided by the purchase of tickets.
· To view a full copy of the Daryl Roth Theatre Safety Plan, click here.
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