I Was An Accomplice

We had been told to meet in front of the fish market, a notorious mob location, where we'd be given our assignment and a "package" to deliver. A mob boss needed help, and wanted us to do it. After all, we would never be suspected by the feds, so we could get this done with a minimum of trouble. We collected the goods and our first clue from our contact and set out on a long walking tour of lower Manhattan. This was Accomplice: New York, a live interactive theatrical event that we were participants in.

Last week Roommate K asked me if I'd like to join him and several of his friends from work for this little excursion. It sounded like a lot of fun, so bought my ticket and joined in the adventure.

For three hours we tracked over Chinatown, Little Italy, and the area surrounding City Hall solving clues, performing missions and interacting with actors and the owners and workers of various stores and bars who would then send us on our way towards a new adventure.

It was a fun time, a few overly easy clues, a few that took a little prompting from the actors in order to get us headed in the right direction. Certainly an activity or two that I wouldn't have done otherwise, (purchasing a live animal in Chinatown? Not something I'd have considered doing before!). You definitely have to get yourself into the mindset of a slightly campy fun romp through a series of increasingly ridiculous situations. Along the way we were also treated to some uniquely New York moments, the homeless man who asked one of the actors for money, the diminutive Chinese woman who forced her way through crowded streets by yelling "Beep, Beep, Beep" over and over, the owner of the doll shop who was a bit too into her part, some of which were parts of the adventure, some of which were random occurrences that we only THOUGHT were part of everything. In the end it was a unique New York day that I was happy to have been a part of. I'd recommend it to anyone who wanted a cool new look at the city, and maybe a little touch of adventure.

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