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Coming Soon: An Immersive Theatre Premiere

Coming Soon: An Immersive Theatre Premiere

Rebel and Misfit Production's third installment of the Immersive Theatre Project premieres October 24th. Tickets go on sale soon. For those who have not attended a previous production, be prepared to be fully immersed within each performance. Guests are invited and encouraged to interact with the characters as they perform, drink with them, dance with them and even speak to them. And there’s a chance you or a friend will be pulled right into the plot! Check out a preview of what’s coming:

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“Chasing the White Rabbit” - October 11-14

Touhill Performing Arts Center

https://www.touhill.org/events/detail/chasing-the-white-rabbit

Synopsis: 15-year-old Alice, has recently lost her mother and the only thing that she feels that can save her is to go to a school far away from her hood. To go where the neighborhoods are well manicured and the school has resources and new books and good teachers. This is her dream. Is it a dream? After taking a prescription medication she falls deep into what she believes is the school she longs to go to. But all is not what it seems. What is Becky and Bonnie up to? Why does Mrs. Queeny hate her? Is she going to be kicked out of school? Chasing the White Rabbit is a contemporary adaptation of Alice in Wonderland with a focus on the opioid epidemic that is currently ravaging our country.

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“Silent Sky” – October 19-November 4

Kranzberg Arts Center

https://insighttheatrecompany.com/shows/silent-sky-2018/

Synopsis: Silent Sky tells the story of of Henrietta Leavitt, an amateur astronomer who transcended her post as a Harvard “computer” (data entry clerk) to make significant observations on the universe and influence the work of Edwin Hubble, among others.  When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.  Talkbacks will be held after each Sunday matinee.

Immersive Shakespeare Experience – October 24 – November 10

http://www.rebelandmisfitsproductions.com/

Synopsis: Rebel and Misfits Productions is thrilled to present the third installment of the Immersive Theatre Project October 24-10.  Dive into a shocking world and discover the heart and dark underbelly of a story that you have undoubtedly come in contact with before, but never allowed full access to the dripping heat and intimacy pulled along by its characters.  This is one of Shakespeare’s boldest and most passionate plays deeply imagined.  Who are the inhabitants?  Why do their souls choose the courses they embark upon?  What is behind the door?  Immerse yourself in a world of direct interaction, walk into this complexly-woven tale, wade into its unlocked depths. We invite you to meet these characters as you never have before.  Drink with them.  Dance with them.  Share your secrets with them.  They will, in turn, weave you into the fabric of the action. Come and experience this high-octane, dangerous, and sexy world, where nothing is ever quite what it seems. 

The location for the experience will remain a secret and is apparently one of St. Louis’s best kept secrets, a place you may have heard about but were never allowed inside. According to Hummert, this is the first time they have allowed outsiders to work in their space.

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