usually haunted

Immersive & Games · tinderbox ensemble · Ages 12+ · family friendly · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

December 07, 2022
IMPORTANT NOTE: We cannot certify this reviewer attended a performances of this show because no ticket was purchased through this website or the producer has not verified they attended.

What I liked

The play, which is about a house that is plagued by trauma and the main character who grew up there, seemed to be trying to tell too many stories at once, in my opinion. Additionally, I believe the group of “ghosts,” as they appeared to be, might have been used as a chorus or running commentary throughout the play apple worm.

What I didn't like

The language used in the play is poetic and evocative, and the staging is unsettling in its execution. It is a lyrical, bizarre, and dramatic experience. The location itself contributes to the piece’s eerie vibe of a haunted mansion.

My overall impression

I loved the staging, which had the ensemble really hovering about the stage like a company of ghosts, as well as the straightforward but haunting set. The performances were excellent, and the staging made excellent use of the available area. The play’s poetry passages had the most emotional impact. It is an engaging piece of theater that, from the minute you arrive off a busy street, creates an almost seance-like mood that vanishes as soon as you enter the lobby’s darkness.

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