White Stag party
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date Played: May 31, 2022
Team Size: 6-10
Duration: 90 minutes
Price: Sliding scale $45/ 52/ 60 per player
Accessibility Consideration: Flashing lights and loud sounds
Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock
Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints
I first encountered Walking Shadow Theatre Company through Reboot, an online play with puzzles. When the opportunity arose to see Cabal while visiting Minneapolis, I was eager to experience their in-person approach to a play with puzzles.
In Cabal, Walking Shadow Theatre Company made both immersive theater and puzzles approachable for audience members new to either, while also providing a compelling reason to explore both these genres more deeply. With light actor interactions, audience members were part of the story without ever being singled out or put on the spot. The puzzles were equally accessible — complementary to the setting and narrative, and designed more around exploration and process than aha. If you have friends or family who are typically reluctant to play escape rooms, but who’d enjoy a magical dose of theater, Cabal is the show for them.
Above all else, the actors put on a stunning performance and the setting was utterly enchanting. I loved seeing a space that felt reminiscent of an escape room, yet was built and run as a theatrical set.
For theater lovers in the Twin Cities area, I recommend checking out Cabal. This was not an escape room and should not be approached as such, though I believe escape room enthusiasts will equally enjoy Cabal as an interactive narrative experience.Continue reading “Walking Shadow Theatre Company – Cabal [Reaction]”