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ABOUT “HARKEN - A GAME OF PHONES"
Live theater that YOU can control is here! Imagine all the fun you’ll have influencing what happens on stage when The Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company in association with Society Hill Playhouse presents, “Harken – A Game of Phones."
“Harken” is an original fantasy adventure that unfolds within a medieval “Game-of-Thrones-like” world. It’s like no other show you’ve ever seen before; combining live action and spectacular 3-D computer-game-like scenery with audience participation using advanced smartphone technology. A unique marriage of real life action and virtual reality, “Harken” has actors performing in front of full-screen video projected sets using the latest digital technology.
In addition, as an audience member, you can participate in the show by directing the action on stage from the comfort of your seat using an innovative computer application. Prior to the show, you’ll be invited to download the app into your smartphone. Then, you can influence the live action by voting through the application. This will finally be the first play you can actually PLAY!
“Harken” is the name of the mythical fantasy world the five main characters are transported into... Each character reveals unique personality traits that could both help and hinder their progress; eliciting or repelling empathy from the audience. Each audience member can choose their favorite character: Carter, the strong, courageous ex-football star who can be a bit offensive at times; Crystal, the former cheerleader, who is beautiful and kind but a bit naïve; the nerdy brainy type, Trevor, who may be insecure and lack social skills at times; independent, nonconformist Ivy, whose strong spirit and natural curiosity could prove to be valuable during the game and smooth-talking Shane, former class president, who is charming and persuasive, but may have questionable sincerity.
Like the suspenseful television show, “Survivor”, each character must journey through the adventure to “win” the contest. But unlike a reality show, where you can only shout at your TV while rooting for your favorite player, in “Harken”, you can actually help the character of your choice.
Depending on how the audience votes, the characters navigate through treacherous obstacles such as dark, scarycaves and creepy dungeons and through a series of challenges, like battling dragons, giants and even the undead!
The “better” your choices, the more points your character wins!
One by one, characters are eliminated by popular vote until only one remains, who reaches the top of the mountain … only for you to discover … a different ending every time, depending which character wins!
“What makes “Harken” so unique is our use of C.G.I., usually only seen in computer games,” says writer/director of “Harken”, Ryan Long, Founder and Artistic Director of Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company. “We’re using a full-motion video backdrop. The scenes are 3-D rendered environments that move with the actors. They’re not static images or looping video. It’s just like you’re walking through a castle or whatever happens to be on the screen. And, what makes “Harken” even more exciting is that the audience can participate by choosing a favorite character and voting on what happens next. Voting is optional, though. If you don’t own a smartphone, or just want to watch and enjoy - that’s fine, too! The show is fun for the whole family, whether you decide to play or not.”
Actors from The Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company along with many local actors of all ages from the Delaware Valley, will perform in “Harken – Game of Phones.” This exciting show features action-packed adventure with stage combat scenes, stunning costumes and heart-pounding original music.
Whether a frequent theatergoer, or a first timer to see a play or musical, you won’t want to miss this unique, new state-of-the art, interactive show! And, since the ending is going to be different each show, you’ll want to play more than just once!
Performances are on the main stage at The Society Hill Playhouse on Friday, April 3rd, 2015.
Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company has fifteen years’ experience performing hilarious murder mysteries, musicals and other original shows. As the top original touring theater group in the New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware areas, Riddlesbrood, is now entering new territory with its innovative, inter-active fantasy adventure show, “Harken – A Game of Phones”.