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Here are seven interactive theater events to check out this season.

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Henry V
Castle Clinton, Battery Park ; thru 7/24; check newyorkclassical.org for times; Battery Pl. at State St., 212 252-4531
New York Classical Theater, as part of the River to River Festival, present this open-air production, featuring a cast of 40, will ferry audience members from Battery Park to Governors Island to watch the Battle of Agincourt unfold, all for the price of free. New York in the summer!

SEX YOU (I'm Gonna)
Ace Hotel; 7/25 at 8 p.m.; 20 W. 29th St., at Broadway, 212-679-2222
Improvisationalist Nathan Phillips presents a night of immersive comedy exploring the desperate things we do to get laid—sexting, poetry, getting wasted, yoga, etc.—before taking his show to Edinburgh, Scotland, where it will run as part of the Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. It’s both gotten him slapped and scored him a thank-you note, so you never know what will happen.

HotelMotel
Gershwin Hotel; previews begin 8/4, opens 8/10; 7 E. 27th St., nr. Fifth Ave.
A site-specific, intimate double-feature event (only twenty audience members per show) exploring betrayal and redemption, with the New York premiere of Animals and Plants written and directed by Adam Rapp, and Pink Knees on Pale Skin, where two couples meet with an orgy counselor to save their undersexed marriages, written and directed by Derek Ahonen. Both performances are presented by the Amoralists Theatre Company.

Accomplice New York
Thru November, Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy, and the Financial District
Sleuth around Lower Manhattan in groups of ten in a three-hour scavenger hunt and interactive mystery show where you are the detective. Details are sparse (you don’t even know about the starting point until the day before, when you get a call from a cast member telling you when and where to meet), but listen to co-producer Neil Patrick Harris rave about it on their website.

Give In to Sin
TBG Studio Theater ; thru 7/31, Fri–Sat, 8 p .m.; Sat, 3 p.m.; Sun, 6 p.m. ; 312 W. 36th St., 3rd fl., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-760-2615
A spontaneous short story, staged, where the audience members are the protagonists (led by the company’s trained improvisers), and the deadly sins are the subjects. Ham it up as much as you want, but don’t be afraid: Participation is totally voluntary, and you can choose to be a voyeur, if that’s your thing (we know it’s ours).

The Awesome 80s Prom
Webster Hall; Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; 125 E. 11th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-353-1600
Did you miss your/weren’t born in time for your eighties high school prom? Never fear: You can still have the Pretty in Pink experience at a dance party where all the stock characters—the Captain of the Football Team, the Geek, the Asian Foreign Exchange Student—are present, with a twist: They’re competing for Prom King and Queen, and you, the audience, get to judge.

Sleep No More
The McKittrick Hotel; thru 9/5.; 530 W. 27th St., nr. Tenth Ave., 212-352-3101
Take a few players from the Box and Purgatorio, give them the run of massive abandoned nightlife spaces (100,000 square feet and 93 rooms, to be exact) in West Chelsea, and factor in some psychotic Shakespeare and you'll get this immersive production of Macbeth in the fictional McKittrick Hotel.


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