Sunday, April 1, 2012
Accomplice: New York
Accomplice: New York takes its audience on a downtown walking tour with added dashes of a scavenger hunt, a mystery to solve, maps to read, and a mission to accomplish. Along the way the groups (no more than 10) encounter several shadowy figures that they are intended to interact with. To describe more would be to blow their cover - so I'll just leave it at that.
Will a tried and true New Yorker enjoy this roving performance? The answer is, It Depends. You need to be in the mood to walk around lower Manhattan with a group of strangers and it might help if you were actually interested in solving the mystery along with a group. It also depends on who those other 9 people are. Get a group of duds, you're probably sunk. Get a group of fun tourists or even some energetic and enthusiastic New Yorkers and the possibilities are endless. It certainly helps, no matter who you are, if you can read a map and follow directions and enjoy a walking tour in a neighborhood you've probably never walked thru like this before.
If you choose to take on this challenge - it will all start with a mysterious voicemail message a day beforehand informing you where you should meet your contact. Don your walking shoes and get ready to enjoy an afternoon of intrigue and mystery!