‘Ketamine: The Musical’ at House of Yes


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


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