You are waiting for the subway and a woman, a stranger, asks you for the time.
You show her your phone. She tells you she’s running late — and then draws you into a conversation that propels you, somehow, into getting on the train with her.
That’s how Witness starts. It is one of five 30-minute plays — or as its creators say, “theatrical interventions” — from LONEtheater, running in repertory as part of the undergroundzero festival. And it’s unlike anything I’ve seen before.
All five of the plays are shown for an audience of one. When you buy your ticket, you’re given detailed instructions of where you should go and what to do so that the actor(s) will recognize you. What follows is a thrill-ride of an immersion experience, at least with the play I saw.
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(Your daytime friends are no help in the dark.)