Deaf-Blind Ensemble Coming to N.Y. to Serve Food in Total Darkness

Only three of the ensemble's members can speak.
Only three of the ensemble's members can speak. Photo: Nalaga’at Theater

An entirely different kind of blind tasting happens next month in New York: Nalaga’at Theater, an ensemble comprised of deaf-blind actors, will perform its unique show Not by Bread Alone from January 16 to February 3 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts , and to complement the experience, the Tel Aviv–based group will open pop-up versions of Café Kapish and BlackOut. The latter is a full-service restaurant where the waiters are blind and the food is served in darkness. No cell phones, head lamps, or glow-in-the-dark apparel are allowed during seatings. Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events will provide the menu; show tickets start at $40, and the all-inclusive $200 ticket covers a three-course kosher-style meal, drinks, gratuity, and premium seats at the performance. [NYUSkirball]