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SECRET PUZZLE CONTEST

Did you see the question mark formed by the games in the poster? Guess what? There's another secret message in the image for Inside the Box. Can you find the hidden word that can be spelled out from these games?

Thank you to everyone who entered, the winner will be notified soon. Click here to view the "Wall of Frame."

OVERVIEW

Inside the Box takes us into the exhilarating world of games with New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong. Twenty-four guests will have a front-row seat to an entirely interactive show of puzzles, while David regales them with stories of the most extraordinary puzzle-makers throughout history. This incredibly smart and wildly entertaining event is filled with wordplay, multi-layered games, and surprises that will leave your mind blown. Log on, put on your thinking caps, and join in the fun.

HOW IT WORKS

Intimidated by puzzles? Don’t be! David Kwong has designed these games to be fun and enjoyable at any skill level. Ticket holders will be emailed a PDF packet of materials one week in advance, which must be printed prior to showtime. David will guide the audience through these materials during the show.

This production will use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Audience members will “check-in” to their show up to 30 minutes ahead of curtain, and may be asked to interact with David as well as share their video at all times.

The show will begin once everyone is in the Zoom theater. Some puzzles will require volunteers, while others will involve the “Zoom grid” in which everyone gets a chance to participate. Along the way, David will unveil clues that ultimately reveal a special surprise at the climax of the show.

INTERACTIVE & VIEWING-ONLY TICKETS

$75 Interactive Tickets
Twenty-four tickets are available for per show, which give audiences a spot in the Zoom "grid" and full participation in the show. Interactive participants will receive the full packet by email and the ability to interact with David Kwong during the show.


$25 Viewing-Only Tickets
Five viewing-only tickets are available per show. Although they won't be able to interact directly with David or the other participants, they will receive the pre-show puzzle packet and be able to enjoy the show (like watching Jeopardy, or Wheel of Fortune) at home. We strongly recommend printing out and preparing the puzzle packet because, if any regular ticket holders don't show up, viewing-only ticket holders may be randomly selected to be upgraded into a participating spot in the show!

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have a printer, or access to a printer, as you will need to print and review the materials in advance.
  • Please don’t leave this until the last minute; some specific interactions with the materials will be required before the show.
  • Internet access is required, with audio/video conferencing capability.
  • You must be willing to participate and have a good time!

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Performance Information

Runtime
85 minutes, no intermission.
Late Seating

Please join the Zoom meeting 30 minutes prior to your showtime so we can check you in. There will be no late seating.

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