CAN YOU SOLVE THE CRIME?
IT’S A YEAR, BECAUSE MANY of us attended a performance at the Kravis Center. But if we were to attend, masks aside, we would settle into our seats and expect to be entertained, as in the past.
With “Art Heist Experience” you can forget about it all.
Forget the notion of sitting down, relaxing and seeing a show, because with “Art Heist Experience” the audience can participate in the show.
That’s right – between April 29 and May 16, you can be part of the act, solving a real-life masterful theft of 13 works of art, worth half a billion. of dollars.
‘Art Heist Experience’, based on a true story of the world’s greatest art hug, comes across as a true walking spectacle where socially distant groups will move through five locations within walking distance to collect clues. Amateur gumshoes interact with a savage group of cunning career criminals, slimy crooks, crumpled art salvage specialists, a possible inner man, a gentle psychopath and the self-proclaimed larger-than-life “more great art thief of all time ”.
The story is based on the largest artistic heist in history which took place on March 18, 1990, when two thieves disguised as police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in the middle of the night, telling guards that they were investigating a disturbance. Valued at half a billion dollars, 13 works of art, including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Manet, were stolen. The $ 500 million worth of art, along with the thieves, are still at large today.
The actors, through the conversation, will reveal clues to the detective audience with a red herring or two showing up. The sharp detectives will guess who the liars are and ultimately solve the riddle. There will never be two identical performances because the actors improvise with each interaction.
“In these times, we are looking to create new opportunities, not only for audiences to enjoy theatrical experiences, but also for actors and crew members who have found themselves out of work. It has been a very difficult time for our industry and Right Angle is reinventing and reusing live entertainment to adapt to today’s reality, ”said Justin Sudds in a statement. Mr. Sudds is producing the show, along with Alison Spiriti.
According to the Kravis Center, “Art Heist Experience” was designed as a form of theater that could function while adhering to all COVID-19 security protocols. Produced by Right Angle Entertainment, this show was created by Mr. Sudds and written / directed by TJ Dawe and Ming Hudson.
There is nothing like a pandemic to change the way we do things.
“COVID-19 has been a game-changer for everyone in the arts,” Director TJ Dawe said in a statement. “Many of the things we took for granted are gone, or at least are hanging in the air for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, there is nothing like a career as a freelance artist working in the new theater to cultivate adaptability and openness to innovation. With this mentality, each project is already a unique challenge. “¦