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October 16

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One event on October 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on October 18, 2020 at 12:00 am


Remounts Production October 16-18th as part of

Dobama Theatre Immersive Festival

ZOOM, Ohio – October 2020 – After selling out the entire run and two extensions, THE TORSO BOOK CLUB will be remounted for eleven performances from October 16th-18th. THE TORSO BOOK CLUB – A SHADOW OF THE RUN VIRTUAL STORY will play in repertory with several other online immersive theatre works in a new festival shepherded by Dobama Theatre. http://www.dobama.org/immersive-theatre-festival


THE TORSO BOOK CLUB is a short-term installation, or “pop up” theater production with limited tickets, will be held online via ZOOM. All proceeds of the original production were donated to Cleveland local artists that had been affected by the economic devastation that Covid-19 has had on the Arts Community and raised over $5,000 for Cleveland Local artists. Tickets for the upcoming remount are $15 – each ticket accommodates one screen or device and allowing for up to two people per Screen. Performances will happen over Zoom. Tickets can be purchased at www.shadowoftherun.com.


THE TORSO BOOK CLUB: True Crime is one of the highest watched genres in all entertainment, and Cleveland Local History has one of the country’s most notorious serial killers with The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, aka the Cleveland Torso Killer. Throw in famed Detective Eliot Ness, and this book club has a lot to discuss. After watching a production of WanderLust, Carter forms a book club to discuss the production and the graphic novel TORSO by Brian Michael Bendis. With Covid-19 social distancing mandates across the world, a book club is the perfect distraction – but the participants find they need more than murder in these tough times.


THE TORSO BOOK CLUB is written by Carol Dolan, Sara Bogomolny, Beth McGee, Dan Hendrock, and Cody Swanson, based on a story by Carol Dolan. Starring Sara Bogomolny, Beth McGee, Dan Hendrock and Cody Swanson. The Creative Team includes Direction by Adam Kern, with Production Design by Ben Needham, and creative support by Christine Woods. Secret Pond LLC returns as the Executive Producers. Production Coordinator, Jaime Weinfeld and Wardrobe Consultant April Rock round out the team.


To maximize the audience experience within Zoom, ticketing is limited to eight audience screens per performance. We can accommodate up to two audience members per ticket while sharing a screen together.


Performances are October 16th at 8:30 PM and 9:20 PM, October 17th at 7:00 PM, 7:50 PM, 8:40 PM and 9:30 PM, and October 18th at 6:10 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:50 PM, 8:40 PM and 9:30 PM. All performance times are Eastern Standard Time.


Why Immersive Theater?

Audiences today are choosing personal experiences over the purchase of physical objects. Immersive theatre dives into this mindset – a guest can attend multiple performances and have a completely different experience based on the choices they make throughout the evening. Combining elements from theatre, night clubs, and personal exploration into one evening of fully engaging entertainment, audiences will want to gather afterwards to share their experience and make plans for their next trip.


Background Information

Shadow of the Run was conceived in 2015 by Beth McGee and Adam Kern. The project was awarded a $1,000 grant as an audience favorite from Notre Dame College’s SEAChange Program, prior to appearing in the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate Competition the same year. With initial support from Joe and Anthony Russo, the team continued development to find the right opportunity to bring immersive theater to the city of Cleveland when they met with Secret Pond LLC, who now act as Executive Producers for the company.


Chapter 1: WanderLust was the first part of a trio of full productions, which premiered in July 2019, produced by Secret Pond LLC. Chapter 2: Calloused is expected to premier in 2021.


Shadow of the Run LLC will present ongoing original immersive works, like New York’s Sleep No More which has been running continuously since 2009. After the Shadow Series, the company has three other projects they plan on premiering in Cleveland, in hopes of making the city the immersive theater capital of the Midwest.


Shadow of the Run LLC is run by Co-Founders Beth McGee, Adam Kern, Ben Needham and Christine Woods.


Shadow of the Run LLC was founded by artists living in Bedford, Cleveland Heights, Orange and North Canton. Beth McGee is a professor at Case Western Reserve University while Needham and Woods are both alumni of CWRU. Adam Kern is a graduate of Kent State University and Harvard’s American Repertory Theatre / Moscow Art Theatre Institute.


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