Have you ever wished that you could be invisible to attend a party and just listen to what everyone else is saying and not be seen? Southern Gothic provides this opportunity with its immersive theatre style. The party takes place in a house created in the theatre where the action takes place simultaneously in the kitchen, dining room, living room, and the front porch. So, just like a real party, you won’t hear everything that is happening. However, unlike a regular party, you can just get up and leave any conversation immediately and jump into any other one without appearing rude. In fact, you are encouraged to do so. Also, enjoy the cocktails that are handed out and the snacks prepared for the guests. Don’t miss out on the Spam!
The party is celebrating Suzanne Wellington, who is turning 40. Four couples attend the festivities. However, that number isn’t quite accurate, as a few other couplings exist. In fact, one affair has resulted in an unplanned pregnancy. Another couple is interracial, which a few of the guests do not approve of. Also, there is political scandal and business corruption that surfaces. Suffice it say, it will be a night to remember!
The experience is one of only a few immersive theatre experiences in the Chicago scene recently. One was the Hubbard Street Dance Fall Series which featured dancers all over the Harris Theatre. They were in the lobby, stairways, the seats, the dressing rooms, and backstage. Another past one was Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding in which you were a guest at a wedding for the ceremony and the reception (at two different locations). The third was Flanagan’s Wake, at Chicago Theatre Works, which was a wild Irish party. If you were a fan of any of these, you’ll definitely enjoy this Windy City Playhouse production.
Cost of a ticket: $69
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother
Get tickets for Southern Gothic now through November 30th!