Episode 23 – Haunt Season in Los Angeles Begins!
And here….we…..go! Cross Roads Escape Games is adding new puzzles and scares to The Hex Room, we meet a lovely Cara who expresses her feelings for us in The Shine On Collective’s “Devoted”, we experience different realms of death within Screenshot Productions’ “Bardo Thodol”, we escaped the Firewall of The Escape Bus, we reached Ascension within The Tension Experience, we were Creeps with Creep LA, we opened our Box of Dread, and we tell you about the ghost investigation on the Queen Mary!
The Tension Experience: Ascension has arrived!
Wonder what that odd crashing sound you heard in the background of your life was this weekend? That was the sound of every theatrical norm in the city of Los Angeles being destroyed. Ascension sets out to break molds and redefine what a theatrical experience might be for a willing and game participant.
Arriving like some mischievous, rambunctious child set out to conquer, destroy, and take over the playground before it, this thing is thrillingly ambitious and daringly provocative.
The question is not whether you should go, the question is…
… ARE YOU READY?
Since it was first announced, this event refused to set boundaries or clearly define what it was going to be. It didn’t call itself a haunted house and it didn’t call itself immersive theatre. They claimed it was a mixture of both of those things and more. Having gone through it, finally, I dare to define it as an immersive theatre piece unlike any other. It boldly uses haunt and escape room techniques in a manner that is guaranteed to deliver on the title. This isn’t a straight drama. It isn’t a horror piece. To call it a thriller might be getting a little bit closer to the point – but does not do the piece justice.