Being in NYC is all about doing things outside the normal and having the
strangest most exciting experiences out there. Sure, you don’t have to look FAR to find unique things to do, but I recommend you look UP – at Fuerza Bruta, that is. I was lucky enough to score an outing to this extraordinarily eccentric spectacle as a gift from my fabulous friends. The show, which takes place above the audience, is worth craning your neck to check out.
Enter the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square and walk down into a cocktail dungeon with a crowd that’s as diverse as the performance itself. I was surprised to see young kids (it may be above their heads, not just literally) and just as shocked to see some seniors as well – not that these folks didn’t know how to party. And that’s exactly what you’ll do at Fuerza Bruta. Bring your childlike sense of wonder (but leave the children home) and get ready to enjoy the parade of attractive actors dancing, swimming, sprinting and all sorts of other verb-ing for your viewing enjoyment. Not to give too much away, but the most interesting part to watch unfolds as actors slip, slide and dive on a clear trampoline pool suspended above you. It’s almost mesmerizing to look at and definitely had me aching to join the cast on their slippery stage.
If you’ve heard of the show or maybe even walked past it hundreds of times (like me), it’s time to go – now. Shows are Weds-Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 7 & 10pm and Sun @ 7pm. Tickets are usually $75 but if you’re flexible with dates, pop over to the theatre 2 hours before the show to see if you can snag one of the limited rush tix for only $25 or search online for deals on tix, which there are ALL the time – score! Whatever you do, don’t overlook this one, folks.