Enjoy Swashbuckling Action and a High-tech Scavenger Hunt at The Mark of Zorro
Seeing The Mark of Zorro last week was an eerie experience. That's because my daughter and I went the night of the blizzard and there was barely anyone in Times Square, let alone the theater. So it's a testament to the three energetic performers that the show was still totally engaging. In fact, my daughter liked it so much, she spent the entire weekend running around the apartment pretending to fence with chopsticks.
While this kinetic show about a masked hero who defends the poor with his sword and whip is certainly worth seeing on its own, part of what made our experience so memorable was the post-show event TXT Marks the Spot. After it ended, we got a map and a number to text, and soon we were running all over the theater, answering questions, making art and completing various challenges, all related to the show. It was super fun, kind of like a digital scavenger hunt meets theater workshop, and was free to audience members.
There will be another TXT Marks the Spot event after this Friday's performance of The Mark of Zorro as well as new editions of the game after select performances of other New Vic shows this season. Read on for my thoughts on Zorro and the scoop on TXT Marks the Spot.