Don’t you just love the holidays—you know, the time of year when the depression and anxiety really set in? Rather than booking back-to-back sessions with your therapist, Psycho Clan, creators of Nightmare, are extending their Halloween festivities with Nightmare (Before Christmas): The Experiment—a psychotic holiday version of their annual haunted house. The Experiment plays out more like a theatrical show and takes place in a small lab, putting the audience through 10 intense experiments testing a broad range of common fears that people experience (powerlessness, heartbreak, paranoia, cruelty, repulsion, dread, under-achievement, humiliation, and pain). Each of these are tested through 50 minutes of twisted holiday pleasure. Now, that’s the spirit!
Mondays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: Dec. 18. Continues through Dec. 28, 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 14, 2011