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Trespass Theater

Like Broadway, But Illegal

UD - The Sweet CheatYou've never let the law get in the way of a good time.

And if that means getting kidnapped and engaging in a second-degree misdemeanor in the name of art, well...

Welcome to trespass theater. Think of it as so far off Broadway that it potentially violates state law.

It's simple enough: at 1pm this Friday, you'll buy an online ticket to a theatrical performance called The Sweet Cheat. You'll receive a meeting location in Manhattan for a following weekend, where you'll board a bus to the "theater." But the destination of this bus is unknown to all except the driver, and the theater is a massive, forbidden building, a genuine historical ruin, 30 minutes out of town.

The actual play is a pulpy NYC tale of explosions and drugs. There are no seats, and sets are constructed throughout the ruin. As the story progresses, you'll follow the cast of professional actors from room to room, none of which you are supposed to be in.

So, yes, it's a tad illicit. But let's be honest—that's one of the best reasons to go to the theater. And this is one thrill you're just not going to get at The Lion King. Yet be warned: there is no leaving this party early. There's only one bus back to the city, after the play concludes. You'll want to bring a flask and find the right open-minded, misdemeanor-friendly date for this one.

Just make sure neither of you has any outstanding warrants.

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