"Deliciously diabolical" immersive hit returns. Come join the Cult -- if you dare!
February 10 - March 31, 2024 at Caveat

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"Join a cult, make new friends, solve puzzles, participate in a rebellion, all while having high tea. What a wonderful way to spend a few hours." -- David Walters, Front Row Center

"A well-tuned production that feels authentic... so much fun." -- Scotty Bennett, TheaterScene.net

"Excellent... just challenging enough to make you pat yourself on the back when you put it all together. There’s intrigue, drama, and lots of fun." -- Austin Fimmano, Plays To See

"If you like puzzles, if you like tasty food, if you like making new friends, or if you’d just like to experience something zany and different, The Order of the Golden Scribe is an adventure you won’t want to miss." -- Paulanne Simmons, Stage & Cinema

After two sold-out runs at Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre, THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN SCRIBE: INITIATION TEA returns for an encore run at Caveat (21A Clinton Street, Manhattan, 10002) beginning performances February 10. This unique theatrical experience described by No Proscenium as “a deliciously diabolical combination of afternoon tea, cult ceremony, and puzzle-solving mayhem” is created by Shuai Chen and Arlo Howard and directed by Arlo Howard. 

The secretive and very exclusive Order of the Golden Scribe has cordially invited you to become a member. Now you just have to pass the tasks assigned to you at the official Initiation Tea ceremony. You and your fellow initiates will work together to decipher clues, solve puzzles, and unlock teas, finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts. It’s all fun and games... but be careful who you speak to and try not to raise suspicion. Pay attention, and you might discover that there is something else afoot. At THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN SCRIBE: INITIATION TEA, not everything is as it appears to be. Can the Order be trusted?

THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN SCRIBE was named a “2023 Best of Immersive Experience" by No Proscenium and recipient of Room Escape Artist’s “2023 Golden Lock Award.” It was developed as part of the 2023 artist-in-residence program at Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre.

THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN SCRIBE: INITIATION TEA runs February 10 - March 31 with performances Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am. Caveat is located 21A Clinton Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Tickets are $125.00 for general admission with VIP ticketing options available. Run time is 2 hours. The venue is ADA accessible. Patrons with dietary restrictions: Common food allergies are accommodated (gluten, dairy, nuts). More information and tickets are available at www.orderofthegoldenscribe.com.


Presented by Patchwork Adventures, THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN SCRIBE stars Max Henry, Sarah Sutliff, Ella Raymont, André Sguerra, Quinlan Pozner, McKenna Parsons, Brian Alford and Lauren Kneteman. The production features props and graphic design by Nell Quinn-Gibney and Ali Mark and stage management by Christian Vernon. The kitchen team includes Julia Darden, Alex Johnson, Louella Estillero, and Nick Petrelli.

Shuai Chen (Creator/Producer) is an MIT and Stanford educated neuro-biologist and the Founder & Chief Puzzle Officer of Patchwork Adventures. Her team at Patchwork Adventures has hosted over 1000 events in the past couple years, from corporate teambuilding murder mysteries to brand marketing escape rooms to holiday party game shows to birthday adventure scavenger hunts. As a foodie, escape room nerd, and immersive theater enthusiast, she is thrilled to combine her three passions into one project. patchworkadventures.com

Arlo Howard (Director/Writer) -- They/Them -- is an international award winning, non-binary creator working at the intersection of theatre and games. Their work focuses on creating positive change and learning through playful theatrical experiences and games. Arlo is the former Artistic Director of Chicago’s (re)discover theatre, and a current Associate Artists with Coney. Their work spans full-building immersive take overs, intimate one-on-one experiences, pop-up escape rooms, and city-wide adventures. They recently worked on “The Burnt City” with Pucnhdrunk. www.arlohoward.com.