In short: This production blends gaming and live entertainment in ways you’ve never seen before.
What is your first reaction when you see the metal safety deposit boxes pictured here?
If your answer is pull them all out, open them, and look at whatever is inside – you’re on the right track with how When Shadows Fall is played. The better response would be to ask why you should look inside the metal boxes and what you’ll gain from doing so.
Therein lies the key to being successful in our experience – having a clear intent for your actions, not just running around aimlessly at all times. We do have a story to tell and we tell it through a variety of ways, including via our props. But you have to know what you’re looking for.
Let’s try a real-world example:
Wherever you are physically located right now while reading this, stop and look around.
Now, imagine half of everyone around you is actually an actor, awaiting your every move and playing off of whatever you say. Cool, right? Naturally, they have their own agendas, goals, desires, and secrets – but unlike in real life, the characters in When Shadows Fall are eager to bring you into their bubble, offering a window into an alternate reality for a while.
In improv, that’s called “yes, and…” and all of our actors are trained to do just that. Sure, we have an insanely elaborate script and movement pattern that all of our actors are required to memorize and deliver flawlessly back to you in incredible, epic performances…
…but ultimately most of that can go out the window if you decide you don’t trust someone, don’t believe someone, or even simply don’t like them. Of course, even our most unlikeable characters are perfectly likable, in their own quirky, insane, nihilistic, narcissistic, hedonistic kind of way.
You will spend plenty of close personal quality time with our actors by simply bringing yourself to When Shadows Fall.
While we do love to show off the sexy side of our cast – and they love to show themselves off – When Shadows Fall is not all about sex. That is just one of the many vices our show explores as one of its central themes. After all, there are so many other deadly sins to scope out while attending the experience.
Now, back to how When Shadows Fall is a “real life video game.” (There’s a lot more about our story to read over here if you are so inclined.)
Once you’ve entered Penumbra, become acquainted with the society, had a chance to understand all of the available roles, made your selection, and get grouped up with one of our talented NPCs, you must be asking…
And along the way, you’ll have access to a variety of high-tech gizmos and gadgets that will aide you on your missions – whether good or evil.
We’re watching your every movement, cataloguing your choices, and changing the story with your every decision. That is how you play the game, by simply living it out in the complex setting we’ve laid out for you. You may not know exactly how you’ve affected the world around you, but you most certainly have.
You’ve no doubt now realized that while When Shadows Fall is satiric and sexy, it is also intense. This isn’t your ordinary Orlando attraction. We are serious when we say this production is loaded with commentary on every touchy subject. Politics, religion, sex, drugs – we deliver it all in stride, with style.
And after you’ve helped this secret society rise to glory or watched it fall apart, we invite you to stick around for another hour if you wish, to discuss with your fellow Players what you saw and hear about their time in When Shadows Fall. We guarantee you’ll be surprised at how vastly different everyone’s simultaneous experiences will be – and we hope it’ll make you want to return to do it all over again with a different role.
Get your ticket to When Shadows Fall now to try out Orlando’s most innovative new experience.