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This show closed on November 5, 2018

About Cafe Play

"Café Play" transforms The Cornelia Street Café into an immersive and interactive wonderland. Offering a unique glimpse into the lives of New Yorkers – from the waitress to the cockroach to the teacup on the table – "Café Play" runs the gamut from the hilarious to the profound and transformative. Audiences enjoy a three-course dinner during the show (included in the ticket price) to fully immerse themselves in the world of the café.

"Café Play" is conceived and directed by Erin B. Mee, written by Jenny Lyn Bader, Jessie Bear, Erin B. Mee, and Colin Waitt, and includes choreography by Jonathan Matthews. Among characters in "Café Play" is a teacup voiced by the award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant.

This Is Not A Theatre Company creates site-based, immersive, multi-sensory participatory dance-theatre that can be eaten, touched, and smelled as well as seen and heard.

Run Time

75min

Start Date

End Date

Age

6+

Café Play is a genuine exploration of the way we live now that offers plenty of laughs, charming innovation, aching vulnerability, and the bite of incisive social satire.
No Proscenium
One of the best Off-Off Broadway Shows in NYC
Time Out New York
There is a rare beauty and lightness in the way that Café Play does not demand much of its audience. Yet at the same time, it’s rich in flavor, with a variety of textures. Like a box of chocolates, Café Play is sure to have at least one of your favorites.
Theatre Is Easy

Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014

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