Check out Brown University's production of Sartre's The Flies, which will be using....actual flies.
Producers of the Jean-Paul Sartre play "The Flies" at Brown University will subject the audience to 40,000 fruit flies to bring to life the existentialist work about flies sent to plague the city of Argos in ancient Greece.
Theatergoers know what they're getting into. Rutherford said the flies' presence has been heavily advertised, and anyone who reserves a ticket on a Brown online ticketing service is greeted with a disclosure:
"I am aware that there will be 30,000 live drosophila in the audience
area at this production," the message reads, next to a box that must be checked before reserving tickets.