Coming to Whittier this Halloween season, Give Up the Ghost is an interactive and immersive haunting play where you, the audience, are your own ghosts in the afterlife, lingering in death’s foyer before the Ferryman brings you across the River to your final destination. This experience is an expansion of the acclaimed, award-winning 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival production, One Last Thing Before You Go. Brought to you by Spectacular Disaster Factory LLC, the wife-husband team of Kirsten Hageleit & Aaron Vanek, and stage-managed by Emmy-Award winning producer Jenni Powell (lonelygirl15, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) the limited run occurs on Friday nights: September 27 (preview), October 4, 11, 18, 25, and November 1, 8, 15. Each night has two 80-minute shows at 8pm and 10pm.
Give Up the Ghost reverses the typical Halloween haunt. Participants play their dead selves called back from the shore of Eternity to bear witness to the sorrows and terrors of the living. This is not a gore fest, extreme haunt or jump-scare maze. The audience will interact with characters at the edge of life and death in scenes that can be violent, tragic, and occasionally darkly humorous. The choices each audience member makes will haunt them, will change their story, and just might change the entire narrative. What choices will you make, as your light grows dim?
A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the First Christian Church of Whittier and The Game Academy (thegameacademy.org), a 501c3 educational organization that utilizes role-playing games for learning.
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When: Friday nights 9/27-11/15, 8pm and 10pm
Where: First Christian Church of Whittier – 6355 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601
Tickets: $50-80, available at sdf.ticketleap.com/ghost