Halloween 2015 suffers the psychic equivalent of a stake through the heart with the news that Delusion: An Interactive Theatre & Film Company will not offer a production this October. As devastating as that information may sound, the news is actually good: the company has secured a long-term, year-round venue; currently all efforts are focused on opening early next year.
This does not mean that an interactive Delusion play will run all year long; rather, the theatrical experience will be available on limited nights, with the venue also hosting screenings parties, live music, and magic shows.
A major hurdle for Delusion in the past has been that the productions were staged in locations (such as old mansions) that were zoned as residential areas, leading to problems with obtaining – and, especially, extending – permits. Despite high audience demand, previous Delusion shows had to abandon plans to extend their schedules when permits were withheld. Delusion’s new (and as yet unspecified) location is non-residentially zoned.
This news comes via email from Delusion’s creator and producer, Jon Braver, which also posted on the attraction’s Facebook page. Read the entire text below:
To our amazing, loyal and patient Delusionals,
We cannot even begin to count the strange, disturbing and exhilarating memories (and people) from the otherworld of Delusion over the last four seasons.
Last year, I recall a guest so into the story that he begged our protagonist to sign his Playbill! This intimate, theatrical adventure means so much to so many people and we want nothing more than to share this experience further.
As many of you know, we’ve been looking for a long term and non-residentially zoned venue for quite some time. I am beyond excited to announce that we’ve found a special place to call our cryptic home for years to come! But can Delusion exist outside of the Fall season? Damn right it can. It’s interactive theatre! And strange, intimate adventures, to places we cannot even fathom, should exist any time of the year!
So for limited nights, starting early next year, you will play your part once again. And beyond the play, we’ll have special screenings, parties, live music, magic and so much more at the new space!
Ok, I know what you’re saying, “That’s amazing! But will there be a play this fall season?!” This time around, having recently found the right space, we need to focus on building out our most spectacular show yet. Of course I’d be lying if I said we won’t miss falling down the rabbit hole with you this Fall. But never fear (or do), as we will dive into another psychologically disturbing journey before you know it!
You should know that this is all your fault! You made us do it! So from all of us who create Delusion, we can never thank you enough for your incredible support. It has, and will continue to be, darkly euphoric.
Playing My Part,
Jon Braver – Creator/Writer/Director – Delusion
P.S. You made it this far! You deserve a hint about our first play at the new space:
A misshapen figure sits at the piano, his fingers dance across the keys as the darker melodies of Chopin bring him further, blissful misery.
“Death is… whimsical tonight.” He whips around and faces us.