Critical Response

The New York Times - Feature Article: Adventures in a Sinister Wonderland
By Siobhan Burke | The New York Times | August 9, 2013
“… a lush, if fragmented story arrives by way of the exacting, exuberant choreography.”

The New Yorker - Goings On About Town/Review
By New Yorker Staff | The New Yorker | April 1, 2013
“wildly imaginative… an anxiety-provoking but exciting theatrical encounter…
Wonderfully written, directed, and choreographed.”

The New York Times - Year in Theater: Ben Brantley’s Top 10 of 2012
By Ben Brantley | The New York Times | December 16, 2012
“The immersive theater company Third Rail’s personal guided tour of Alice’s Wonderland, in a former outpatient hospital in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. A show that makes you understand — and takes you to, via a labyrinth of intricately arranged rooms — the place where Lewis Carroll was coming from.”

The New York Times - Theater Review by Ben Brantley:  “Lewis Carroll is in a Hospital”
By Ben Brantley | The New York Times | December 1, 2012
CRITIC’S PICK: “This show occupies a dreamscape where the judgments and classifications of the waking mind are inoperative, and where the single self keeps splitting and blurring.”

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The Economist – Return to Wonderland
By D.S.K. | The Economist | September 23rd, 2014

VOGUE – Vogue’s Guide to 2013′s Best Films, Books, Music, Art, Theater, and TV
By Adam Green | Vogue Magazine | December 12, 2013
“… haunting, hallucinatory, and profoundly intimate.”

StageGrade - Then She Fell
By Aaron Riccio | StageGrade |
Best-Reviewed Play in New York City

American Theatre Magazine – The Walls Come Tumbling Down
By Diep Tran | American Theatre Magazine | July, 2013
“It requires us to have an ease that we would have in everyday life,” says co-creator Tom Pearson, who plays the White Rabbit, sans bunny suit. “It’s very cinematic. When the screen is right there in front of your face, it picks up everything. It’s the same when you’re in a room with someone.”

TIME Magazine – Total Immersion
By Richard Zoglin | TIME | June 24, 2013
“… this is extreme theater: fresh, fun, totally absorbing, a full contact sport with no rules and no boundaries.”

Culturadar – Feature & Interview with Jennine Willett
By Shoshana Greenberg | Culturadar | June 13, 2013
“With only 15 audience members per performance, Third Rail Projects’ Then She Fell is taking site specific, immersive theater to its most intimate level.”

Deep Media – Feature & Interview with Tom Pearson
By Frank Rose | Deep Media | June 10, 2013
“One of the standouts is Then She Fell, an intimately scaled, highly idiosyncratic look at the Lewis Carroll-Alice Liddell relationship.”

New Statesman – Feature & Interview with Zach Morris
By Tara Isabella Burton | New Statesman | June 1, 2013
“Third Rail has created something utterly strange, magnificently surreal: undoubtedly Wonderland.”

American Theatre Wing | April 28, 2014

TDF Stages – Your Private Trip Through Lewis Carroll’s Mind”
By Raven Snook | TDF Stages | March, 2013
“… quite accessible and very visceral. It’s impossible to move through the scenes without becoming involved, emotionally and otherwise.”

Stage and Cinema – “Review of Then She Fell
By Sarah Taylor Ellis | Stage an Cinema | March 26, 2013
“… the manipulation of perspective and the use of space is ever imaginative, and the intimate (and often one-on-one) scenes are wondrous..”

Backstage – Topsy-Turvy ‘Then She Fell’ is Magical”
By Jason Fitzgerald | Backstage | March 18, 2013
“The lusciously and meticulously designed world, full of strange knickknacks and worn furniture, teases every nerve at the imagination’s disposal.”

Gothamist – Follow the Rabbithole To Williamsburg For The Best Show So Far This Year
By John Del Signore | Gothamist | March 15, 2013
“an enthralling theatrical spell is being woven… as unsettling as it is enchanting.”

NBCReview: “Then She Fell” at the Kingsland Ward in Williamsburg
By Robert Kahn | NBC | March 15, 2013
“Attention to detail is mind-boggling… the experience is unlike anything I’ve had”

NBCPreview: Go Through the Looking Glass, and Wear Comfortable Shoes
By Robert Kahn | NBC | February 25, 2013

Broadway World –  BWW Reviews: THEN SHE FELL: All Mad Here
By Duncan Pflaster | Broadway World | November 30th, 2012

Forbes – Feature Article: “Theater For The Video Game Generation
By Seth Porges | Forbes | October 29, 2012
“[Then She Fell] is all about intimacy. … the two-hour show is absolutely extraordinary.”

Brooklyn Independent Television – Feature: Then She Fell

New York Daily News – Feature Article: “Go ask Alice: Theater group will turn old Greenpoint Hospital building into an interactive wonderland”
By Lore Croghan | New York Daily News | July 17, 2012

The Wall Street Journal – Feature Article: “A Macabre Misadventure in Wonderland”
By Lizzie Simon | The Wall Street Journal | October 4, 2012
“Then She Fell’ will offer a more deliberately crafted experience… to allow all of the guests to discover and accumulate bits of story until they leave with the satisfaction of having co-created, with the show itself, a narrative arc and resolution.”

Time Out New York – Theater Review: “Alice gets a new Wonderland: an abandoned hospital in Greenpoint, Brooklyn”
By Jenna Scherer | Time Out New York | October 8, 2012
CRITIC’S PICK | 4 STARS: “Stunningly personal… When you peer into the looking glass, it stares right back at you.”

The New York Post – “Theater Review: “At Home With Alice & Co.”
By Frank Scheck | New York Post | October 9, 2012
“You’ll discover what it feels like to disappear down a rabbit hole at “Then She Fell,” the fiendishly clever immersive theater piece inspired by the life and writings of “Alice in Wonderland” author Lewis Carroll…. This dreamlike event, presented by Third Rail Projects — and performed in a wing of the former Greenpoint Hospital in Brooklyn, abandoned 30 years ago — is an experience you won’t soon forget.”

Show Business – Theater Review: “Then She Fell” by Third Rail Projects 
By Sarah Lucie | New York Post | October 14, 2012
“Guests are led through the ethereal space and emerge as if from a dream, and like Alice herself, return to the world with a new set of eyes.”

New York Magazine – Stage Dive Weekend Roundup: Then She Fell
By Scott Brown | New York Post | October 26, 2012
“… the athletic, parkour-ish dancing and the general atmospherics are spot-on. (A violently choreographed tea party, with furniture poltergeist-ed around the room by perfectly coordinated dancer-actors, is particularly effective.)”

Dance Magazine – Site-Specific Surprises 
By Siobahn Burke | Dance Magazine | September 2012
“Before Punchdrunk’s wildly popular Sleep No More came to NYC, there was another immersive dance-theater experience wherein spectators trail performers through murky corridors and lavishly decked-out rooms: Third Rail Projects’ Steampunk Haunted House. This year, the four-year-old production gets a Lewis Carroll–inspired makeover, complete with drinkable elixirs and choose-your-own-adventure twists and turns. Now called Then She Fell, the intimate work takes place at Arts@Renaissance, a former hospital wing in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Just 15 audience members fall down the rabbit hole at each show, starting Oct. 6.”

Metro – Well Played | Theater Review: “Down the rabbit hole with Alice” 
By T. Michelle Murphy | Metro | October 21, 2012
“this is not your average night of theater… If you can get your hands on a ticket, we advise that you take the chance to escape your usual passive play perspective and tarry down this rabbit hole.”

The Huffington Post – Review: “Alice in Wonderland Takes a Darker Turn” 
By Carey Purcell | Huffington Post | October 8, 2012
“a thoroughly disorienting and delightful experience…”

Heritage Radio Network – We Dig Plants Episode 90 – “Then She Fell with Third Rail Projects” or Download on iTunes
Hosted By Carmen DeVito & Alice Marcus-Krieg | Heritage Radio Network| September 24, 2012
“Even the taste experiences are partnered with the actual performance components.”