If you’re looking for a dose of horror to hold you over until the big Halloween guns open next month, Witch! is currently casting a powerful spell over audiences at the Heritage Square Museum before moving to Mountain View Mausoleum for October and November. The production from the non-profit Downtown Repertory Theatre (the crew behind The Assassination of Edgar Allan Poe and It’s Alive) dramatizes the infamous Pendle witch trials in England during the reign of King James (yes, he of the King James Bible).
Billed as an “immersive theatre event,” Witch! is a full-blown interactive drama; audiences follow the story throughout the various mansions on the museum grounds, sometimes splitting off for side quests and one-on-one interaction with the characters. Though based on historical events, the play edges into supernatural realms, depicting encounters with witches’ familiars to creepy effect, making it perfect fare for the upcoming Halloween season.
Witch! continues at Heritage Square Museum through the first week of September, with performances on August 26, 27, 28, September 2, 3, 4, and 5. Performances at Mountain View Mausoleum are scheduled for September 30, October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, November 4, 5, and 6.
Heritage Square Museum is located at 3800 Homer Street in Los Angeles. Mountain View Mausoleum is 2300 N. Marengo Avenue in Altadena, Ca 91001.
The show is recommended for adults. Tickets are $70 and can be purchased as Eventbrite. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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