The Search Party Throws A Bash

by Eddie Roche

Last night was full of guilty pleasures when TBS celebrated the season 2 premiere of Search Party at Ian Schrager’s Public Arts on the Lower East Side. The buzzy show partnered with the critically acclaimed theater company Punchdrunk International, the creators of the long-running production of Sleep No More, for an immersive experience. Guests entered The Garden at the Public Hotel and were led downstairs with seductive actors (we think they were actors!) luring party goers inside whispering, “I know what you did!” and “You’re guilty.”

For those unfamiliar with the show (guilty!!), Search Party is a dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears. It has an impressive 100 percent rating on Joining the party last night were the show’s stars Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, John Early, John Reynolds, Clare McNulty, Phoebe Tyers, and Jessica Chaffin as well as Sean Astin, Erich Bergen, Catherine Malandrino, Nicole Miller, Seth Herzog, Ian Mellencamp, Alexander Gilkes, Alex Lundqvist, and Sophie Sumner. Search Party‘s returns to the telly on November 19th.



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