FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
‘Ketamine: The Musical’ at House of Yes
Originally a “One-Night-Only” Show, Now With Three Sold Out Performances!
Late Night Invite Only Fourth Show Added - Thursday, August 18th at 11:45pm
"Anaesthetically pleasing: ‘Ketamine the Musical’ opens in Bushwick" - Brooklyn Paper
Following the initial announcement of 'Ketamine: The Musical,’ an overwhelming demand has led to Brooklyn’s House of Yes extending their run for two additional performances, both of which have now sold out well in advance. Described as a “psychedelic, hyper-creative, hyper-weird, work of performance art” by director and venue co-owner Anya Sapozhnikova when speaking to Brooklyn Paper. “We want it to be a little dissociative, but it’s basically a circus and physical theater musical.”
‘Ketamine: The Musical’ is a one of a kind trippy musical aiming to educate and entertain as viewers set in for the trip of a lifetime and watch one man's journey through multiple mind-altering states of a drug-addled anaesthetic user after he takes ketamine — an animal tranquilizer that has become a party drug notorious both for its psychedelic qualities and tendency to leave one jelly-legged. The show will feature 12 high-flying aerial acts and will be an immersive, participatory, psychoactive and dissociative spectacle.
Running at approximately 75 minutes, viewers will be seated because obviously you can’t stand on ketamine. The trippy musical is poised to invoke discussion about the drug and drug addiction. “What I’m interested in doing is removing the shame and stigma around drug use because that’s what prevents people from getting help,” said Sapozhnikova.
Ketamine: The Musical
Wednesday, August 17 at 7pm (2nd show added!) - SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 18 at 7pm - SOLD OUT
Thursday, August 18 at 11:45pm (4th show added!) - INVITE ONLY
Friday, August 19 at 7pm (3rd show added!) - SOLD OUT
Starring: EVERYONE at the House of Yes
Musical Direction by David Kiss and Sir Nathan with collaboration from the cast
Cast: Justin Ketchner, Melissa Augerre, Anya Sapozhnikova, Katie Drackert, Nathan Oglesby, Hannah Mac, Eric Coolidge, Becky Neil, Justin Ketchner, Kae Burke, Melissa Augerre, Joshua Oates, Daisy Press + special guests
Lighting Design: Dan Alaimo
21+. Seated show. Because obviously you can't stand on Ketamine.
Duration approximately 1 hour 15 minutes that feels like an eternity (the fun and scary kind)
House of Yes
2 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
About House of Yes:
House of Yes opened its third iteration in Bushwick at the beginning of 2016 to become a beacon of NYC nightlife after shuttering its doors too soon in East Williamsburg three years ago. Original partners Anya Sapozhnikova and Kae Burke, teamed up with Ilan Telmont and Justin Ahiyon to build out the best venue ever with a little help from their friends, seeding a Kickstarter campaign for $92,340 (original goal: $60,000). The space includes an art-deco restaurant parlor, a spectacularly decorated warehouse-sized performance space, a courtyard with kitschy repurposed decor, and a clandestine mini-club. House of Yes is now the home of circus spectacles, immersive cinema, burlesque and cabaret shows, aerial extravaganzas, nightlife parties, morning raves, brunch, BBQs, and bubble baths, all with superior sound and exemplary service. Each night is specially curated to create an immersive experience with music, theatrics, and performances to titillate the senses and expand your mind, unlike any other venue in Brooklyn right now.