The Study

mb stage productions, llc · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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LAURA WILEY certified reviewer June 16, 2018
BEST WAY TO SPEND A FRIDAY NIGHT! It’s absolutely hilarious...not sure if that’s what they intended, but I was laughing the entire time. It’s super interactive, engaging, and exciting! I was sitting with someone who’s afraid of horror shows and he was freaking out so that was definitely part of the fun. They allowed the audience to be interactive and comment throughout which honestly added to the experience. Clever, at times creepy, and always entertaining, I HIGHLY recommend this show!!! ... full review
MARTIN RODRIGUEZ certified reviewer June 18, 2018
I am going to try and not spoil too much but...Wow! MB Stage continues to successfully push the boundaries of what we know as a "regular" theatre experience. Every show of theirs is always more innovative than the one before. The Study is no different. I am first only talking about the concept because if someone were to tell you this idea, you might say it would be impossible to pull off. Not for David and Jared. I am always amazed by how well they create these interactive and immersive productions. The Study kept me on the edge of my seat, always wondering what would OR could happen next. I second guessed every decision I made and I also had some "oh." moments when I saw how I voted for each situation the characters were put in. I left the ... full review
SHAE RODRIGUEZ certified reviewer June 21, 2018
tagged as: interactive · Engaging · exciting
Such a fun show to experience! The format of the show is very unique with the quick decisions the audience has to make in the moment that affect the story. I laughed, I got scared, and I had a really fun time!... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 03, 2018
tagged as: Dark Comedy · interactive · Horror
It’s a big idea with a unique perspective worth checking out! Recommended. (Reviewed by Matt Ritchey for Gia On The Move).... full review
PATRICK CHAVIS certified reviewer June 22, 2018
7.9 out of 10 - Above Average!! Click on podcast link to learn more. full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2018
tagged as: Dull · needs work
This show was extremely taxing and very dull. Things were noticeably going wrong the entire show to the point the audience was groaning on a regular basis. The writing was schlocky (“did you guys hear about the disappearances?”), but despite that there were a few stand out performances. The cannibal wife was particularly chilling. Despite having a good amount of queer characters, the play found a way to be weirdly homophobic. It was upsetting. Particularly the jock who was weirdly homophobic to only one gay guy despite being friends with two gay guys everyone knows are closeted. And even after the very obvious reveal of being gay himself he STILL calls the guy “fruitloop”. It was alienating and offputting. Every single character a... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2018
I thought this was an immersive theater show that would involve walking from room to room. It is a seated show in a theater in which the audience interacts by voting on what the characters should do next. I thought it would be a psychological thriller, but it was a classic serial killer slasher story. ... full review
DAVID LUCARELLI certified reviewer June 23, 2018
tagged as: immersive · intense · Horror
With the immersive conceit that the audience is taking part in a study about the nature of fear, this show sets itself apart. What results is a sort of choose your own adventure where the majority opinion of the audience rules, and the characters in the Rob Zombie Devil's Rejects like horror story, live or die as a result of those choices.... full review
TODD FRIEDLINE certified reviewer June 15, 2018
The build-up had pretty much NOTHING to do with the actual show. After signing a waiver and filling out a survey, we were expecting some sort of immersive theater. What we got was a very traditional staged play with "interactivity" in the form of voting with glow sticks every 10 minutes. Why the waiver when all we were doing was sitting in a theater seat? Why a survey when none of the results were used in the scripted show? Then the show itself was boring, trite, insipid, and unoriginal. Teenagers lost in the woods with cannibal hillbillies. Really? This is the best you can do to instill "fear" into an audience in 2018? And what did the college classroom lecture wrap-around bring to the table? This production made no sense.... full review
JOCELYN GAJEWAY certified reviewer June 16, 2018
This show was billed as inmersive, but was really a mildly interactive choose your own adventure. That would have been fine, but it was the most offensive, poorly written, clunky mess of a story imaginable. There was no humor, no understanding of the tropes they were supposed to be satirizing, and nothing remotely scary. Two members of our party left due to the horriibly homophobic language.... full review