Eye On The Horizon: THOM PAIN (based on nothing) from Ghost Manor Productions

A strange, blurry face from Thom Pain

Here’s an upcoming show that we’re looking forward to checking out. From the Blackout creator Josh Randall comes the first production from his new Ghost Manor Productions immersive company. Thom Pain immersive show.

A 12-person audience. A one-man show. A Pulitzer Prize finalist play reimagined for an immersive audience. This is THOM PAIN (based on Nothing). Tickets are $25-35 depending on the night and can be bought at www.thompainla.com. More information can be found at that link or in the press release below.

blurry images suggesting the state of the main character's mind.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Josh Randall, Ghost Manor Productions
(646)391-6938, thompainla@gmail.com

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) RECEIVES IMMERSIVE SITE-SPECIFIC REVIVAL STAGED IN THE PERFORMER’S LOS ANGELES HOME
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT RUNS MARCH 10-27, 2022 IN SOUTH LA
Produced by the LA-based Ghost Manor Productions
All information and tickets at www.ThomPainLA.com
LOS ANGELES, CA
Marking its public debut, Ghost Manor Productions announces a groundbreaking reimagining of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno. This immersive limited-run is housed in a custom-built theater in the performer’s South Central Los Angeles home. With only twelve audience members per show, this intimate revival breathes new life into the script’s classic tale of loss, love, and finding peace in the midst of it all. Thom Pain runs select Thursday-Sundays between March 10th and 27th. All information can be found at the show’s website: www.ThomPainLA.com Thom Pain immersive show.Thom Pain immersive show.
THOM PAIN (based on nothing) by Will Eno is a one-man show whose title character passionately dissects his life’s lost moments and missed connections during a particularly restless night. Performed with earnest intimacy, this site-specific production of the 2005 Pulitzer finalist takes on devastating new relevance in the skewed reality of our pandemic world. Ghost Manor’s staging strips away all the usual trappings and distance of theater, literally bringing the audience face-to-face with Thom’s signature humor, rambling charm, and constant ache to connect.
The DAILY TELEGRAPH wrote “It’s hard to imagine more dazzling writing on any stage.” While Charles Isherwood of the NEW YORK TIMES commented “Astonishing in its impact…one of the treasured nights in the theater that can leave you both breathless with exhilaration and…in a puddle of tears.”
One of the most promising developments of live theater over the last decade is the meteoric rise of immersive and site-specific productions. With audiences exhausted by digital overload, the experience economy has boomed as we search for new ways to engage with stories. At the forefront of this evolution has been LA-based creator Josh Randall, whose critically acclaimed psychological horror series BLACKOUT premiered in 2009 for an unprecedented 10 year multi-city run. He has since crafted over 20 immersive shows for film studios, including experiences for The Purge (2013), Castle Rock (2018), and The Invisible Man (2019). Now, Ghost Manor’s THOM PAIN combines Will Eno’s award-winning text with Josh’s undismissable directorial vision, offering a new experience which is both emotionally powerful and frighteningly relevant.
Ghost Manor Productions (GMP) is a new production company whose goal is to create  experiences that transcend the traditional in service of the extraordinary. Founded by Los Angeles-based creative Josh Randall, GMP is a full service agency with over 20 years of experience in the live event field having created, directed, and produced multi-platform experiences for the New York Times, HULU, Universal, Blumhouse, Focus Features, the DJ Skrillex, the band Queens of the Stone Age, and Stephen King. Josh is best known as the creator of the boundary-pushing BLACKOUT Haunted House (2009-2019). He has received two Drama Desk nominations and is currently the Creative Producer for the world’s first micro-amusement park, TWO BIT CIRCUS.COVID Information – Audience and performer safety is our top priority. All audience members must be fully masked and vaccinated to attend the show. Vaccination records will be checked at the door and the mask policy enforced at all times during the performance. The performer has been double vaccinated with a booster and will be undergoing DAILY tests to ensure a negative result within 24 hours of every single performance. Please note: the performer will not be masked during the performance but will maintain standard social-distancing standards. In the event of a positive test result, all audience members will be notified approximately 24-hours in advance, fully refunded, and offered the opportunity to reschedule to a later date.

WHAT: Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno.
SUMMARY: Staged in the performer’s actual home, Ghost Manor’s reimagined ‘Thom Pain’ is a one-man show whose title character passionately dissects his life’s lost moments and missed connections during a particularly restless night.
WHEN: March 10-27, 2022 (with Previews running March 4-6), Select Thursday through Sundays with shows starting at 7:30p weeknights, and 6:30p or 8p on Sundays
WHERE: South Garage Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 90062 (South Central private residence to be revealed after ticket purchase)
HOW: Tickets available through show’s website: www.ThomPainLA.com Tickets range from $25-35 depending on date/time
PRESS: For reviews, interviews, questions, etc please contact Josh Randall at (646)391-6938 or thompainla@gmail.com
Press are invited starting with our Previews running March 4-6, 2022

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“A Krampus Tale” is Here Just In Time for the Holidays

A Krampus Tale Visual Image

If you’re already worn-out by the 2021 holiday season (like we are,) then here’s an experience that might be right up your alley. Check out the press release for The Krampus Tale below. It’s an experience that’s just opened and runs through the top of 2022. We’ll be there next weekend to try it out ourselves!

Hoof-Prints On History: A Krampus Tale

This season, an old friend comes to visit in a whole new way. Krampus is in town!
For the first time, you humans – naughty and nice – have a chance to win over the
TRUE authority on holiday justice. For the wise, debonair Krampus has a secret plan to show you he is not so bad – and has, in fact, been judged unjustly. He will orchestrate a GRAND UNSMEARING campaign, bringing takeaway treats and entertainment, including lashings and chain knotting demonstrations original song craft and puppetry arts.

You’ll be enthralled for over four hours nearly thirty minutes by the campaign that critics are calling “Twas the Night Before Christmas x 100” and “The gravitas, humor, and poetics of Shakespeare’s entire oeuvre all at once!” It’s sure to add a new tale to your family’s holiday tradition, warming your soul with the inspiration of the season as it’s truly meant to be!

With development assistance from a real human child, this is Krampus’s “best” attempt to tell his story, clearing his name once and for all. Have a Ho-Ho-Horrible holiday with us!

Dates: Generally, Thursdays-Sundays in December (Full list of dates: December 4-5,
December 9-12, December 16-19, December 23, 26, 30, January 1-2)

Times: Thursday-Friday 6pm – 10pm (every 30 minutes), Saturday- Sunday 2 pm – 10pm (every 30 minutes)

Location: 3015 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles 90039
Parking: Street

Price: $60 per time slot for up to 6 guests at a time (Just $10 per person!)
Ticket link: https://notkrampus.ticketspice.com/hoof-prints-on-history

Notes: Kid Friendly, Outdoor venue (rain or shine), Guests required to wear masks, Wheelchair accessible.

Who: Hoof-Prints on History is conceived by Stephanie Hyden, written and directed by David Ruzicka, and features Darren Herczeg and Stephanie Hyden. Eric Vosmeier and The Bezark Company serve as producers. Production design by Stephanie Hyden. Lighting Design by Ian Momii.


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Eye on the Horizon: Don’t Follow The Lights from Mystic Ventures

Don't Follow The Lights from Mystic Ventures immersive theatre virtual remote experience mystic ventures halloween dark fantasy

If you’ve ever wanted to get lost in the faerie realms through the magic of the internet, we’ve got a late October Halloween journey just for you. Mystic Ventures Collective brings you this type of story with their online experience Don’t Follow The Lights.

Performances run Oct. 23-24 and 30-31 with two shows (9 and 10:30 PM PDT) each night. Audiences are welcome from any location through the internet.

Tickets are $25.

For more information, check out the press release below and their event link.


You were warned. Don’t wander into a ring of mushrooms. Don’t stray off the path in the dark forest. Definitely don’t follow the lights, as tempting as they seem.

But you didn’t listen, did you? And now you find yourself in a most precarious situation. Lost in the fairy realm. Watch out for the strange folk, lurking in the forests and singing from the seas. Seek out the helpful little fae and heed their warnings.

Mystic Ventures Collective presents Don’t Follow the Lights, a virtual immersive dark fantasy adventure. The show will feature a mix of pre-recorded and live actors, gamified elements with riddles and puzzles, various possible endings influenced by audience actions, and spooky fun!

Don’t Follow the Lights will run 1 hour. Multiple viewings are encouraged as audience will experience a different show depending on their actions. The show will be hosted on gather.town. Requires internet connection, a laptop or desktop with microphone and video camera, and firefox or chrome.

If you are interested in booking Don’t Follow the Lights as a private party or a team building event, please email Mystic Ventures Collective at mysticventurescollective@gmail.com


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Eye on the Horizon: Ceaseless Fun Returns with Everyone Agrees it’s About to Explode – ON SALE NOW

Theatre fans, rebels, revolutionaries, and revelers! We are once again blessed with an upcoming performance from Los Angeles’ Ceaseless Fun: Everyone Agrees It’s About to Explode!

Check out the following press release for specific details, but know this: Ceaseless provides some of the most thought-provoking, articulate theatre we’ve ever encountered, and we are very excited to welcome them back for the next addition to an already powerful repertoire.

So get your balaclavas on, and shake your Molotov Cocktails, because Everyone agrees…Ceaseless Fun is back.

(all photos by Nic Murphy.)


Everyone Agrees It’s About to Explode

LA-based performance production company, Ceaseless Fun, is proud to announce Everyone Agrees it’s About to Explode, an immersive performance created by Derek Spencer.

EAIATE, ceaseless fun

Everyone Agrees It’s About to Explode (EAIATE) is an immersive theater production about radical politics, factionalism, the allures of power, and the role of the arts in political change. Under the cover of darkness, members of a small leftist insurrectionary group sneak into a vacant building in order to hold their meeting and plan their anarchist activities. The audience is cast as new recruits in the group, and at first the meeting goes as planned. But as old arguments surface, the group finds itself on the brink of collapse.

EAIATE, ceaseless fun

Originally devised with the ensemble, EAIATE pits conflicting ideologies against one another and asks the audience to consider their place in these timeless conflicts. Everyone agrees that the correct answer is always a synthesis of many possible answers.

EAIATE is an immersive, site specific work. Audience members should expect to be touched and interacted with directly.

Trigger warning for gun violence, dark spaces, loud noises, and suicide/self-harm.


WHAT: Everyone Agrees It’s About to Explode

WHERE: Lincoln Heights, LA Los Angeles, California 90031

*Location to be distributed once tickets are purchased (Please note that this location is not wheelchair accessible.)

WHEN: Thursdays – Sundays, March 12 – April 5

RUNTIME:Approximately 105 minutes

TICKETS: $55, available at https://everyoneagrees.brownpapertickets.com/

A limited number of $20 income accessibility tickets will be released for each show. Tickets are ON SALE NOW.

EAIATE, ceaseless fun

Creator/Director: DEREK SPENCER

Creative Producer: MEREDITH TREINEN

Ensemble:

ZACHARY CARLISLE

WOODROW CURRIE

DAKOTA LOESCH

SCOTT MONAHAN

MADALINA NASTASE

KATIE PEABODY

MARISSA PETULLO

SOREN ROYER-MCHUGH

MARTHA WOLDU

Associate Director: TALIA SHEA LEVIN

Associate Producer: NIC MURPHY

Stage Manager: LANE HARRISON

Lighting Designer: JOSEPHINE WANG

Sound Design: HELENA MCGILL & ANNA WOZNIEWICZ

Costume Design: LAUREN WEST

Set & Props: BRITT KELLER


Ceaseless Fun fosters empathetic and socially-engaged discourse through feverishly philosophical and playfully illicit live experiences. It is headed by Derek Spencer (Artistic Director) and Meredith Treinen (Creative Producer). Past theatrical productions include The Stars (2018), They Who Saw The Deep (2018), Agnosia (2018), Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan (2017), GRANDPA JOHNSON IS DEAD! (2016, in partnership with Scarlett Kim & Co.).

Visit Ceaseless Fun at their website for more engaging content!

Eye On the Horizon: Where the Others Are from E3W Productions

Welcome to Eye on the Horizon, where we’ll share press releases and other announcements that we’re excited for.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the return of the much beloved E3W Productions, who are bringing us another passionate look at intimate theatre with Where the Others Are, a twoaudience member show that takes place in a vintage Airstream trailer. We are entirely too eager for this one.

Why not enjoy some choice quotes from our Editor in Chief about prior E3W shows?

  • In Another Room 2017: “…they have done something truly remarkable: they have managed to capture a true and harrowing series of emotions without abandoning a dark undercurrent. Through a remarkable use of space, the ongoing and welcome use of musical cues for story beats, and strong acting, In Another Room provides an evocative and unique glimpse into tragedy. This is not a haunted house. This is a house that leaves you haunted.Review at Haunting

  • In Another Room 2018: “The spaces E3W creates are so intricate that they exist in a perfect sense of hyper-reality; they are at once impossible and so, so real.” Review at Haunting

See the full details in the press release below!

Please visit E3W on their website or on Instagram for more updates on Where the Others Are, and follow us here and on Instagram for more updates on evocative content you should keep your Eye On.

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Please note: the link below will go live at 10am on 2/10/20

Show Title – Where the Others Are

Tickets on sale – Monday, 2/10 at 10am

Ticket link – https://wtoa.brownpapertickets.com

Details – 2 audience members, 1 hour show

Price – $90

Dates – March 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

A desperate plea from an old friend brings you to the doorstep of her neglected trailer. She’s finally ready to leave her abusive husband, and she wants your help. But he may not be what he appears to be. And her problem may be beyond human comprehension.

‘Where the Others Are’ is the new site-specific immersive experience from E3W Productions, the team behind the acclaimed ‘In Another Room’ series. Now, E3W delivers its most intimate piece yet. You and one other person will be welcomed as guests into a 1980s Airstream, where something otherworldly is brewing between the couple who lives there. Step inside Ben and Maggie’s world and witness the unexplainable, as they confront questions of existence, connection, identity, and meaning—within themselves, within their marriage, and within the claustrophobic confines of their vintage RV. 

While ‘Where the Others Are’ is not a horror experience, please be aware that there will be light physical contact, moments of complete darkness, frightening material, and adult content and themes.

Due to the nature of this show, audience mobility is required. Guests will be asked to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, and enter tight spaces.

The exact location of the trailer will be sent to you on the day before your scheduled visit. 

E3w productions, where the others are