Sam's Place, an immersive theater/club experience
WHEN: Thursday, June 20th, 21, and 22nd at 8PM
WHERE: Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA
TICKETS: $12 in advance/ $15 at the door
The Shea and Eggtooth Productions present an immersive club experience called Sam's Place on three consecutive nights at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls, MA. Sam's place offers a cash bar featuring local beer, wine, and custom champagne cocktails with live music in an immersive theater experiences with new performers every night. The event has limited capacity so producer ask audiences to please purchase tickets early.
What is Sam's Place? Sam's Place is a secret club where everyone gets to be an insider, held for three consecutive nights at the Shea Theater where each night represents a different era in the club scene:
Thursday, June 20: Speakeasy, 1925 https://www.showclix.com/event/sam-s-place-speakeasy
Friday, June 21: Folk Club, 1967 https://www.showclix.com/event/sam-s-place-folkclub
Saturday, June 22: Dance Club and Bar, 1984 https://www.showclix.com/event/sam-s-place-dance-hall
Snuck in via a side door with a password, audience members find their way through the building to Sam's - a pop-up bar with live music all night and special drinks for the occasion. A cast of characters, all of whom share some connection to Sam, await audience members to share their stories across the evening. And - if attendees are lucky - one of them might sneak them off into the corners of the building for a magical tête-à-tête. And there's a twist. Sam's Place will transform each evening of the run - June 20-22 - into a club from a different era.
How does it work? Each evening, audience members will arrive to the Shea with a (not so secret) password: "Rosebud." After giving our doorman the password, audience members are escorted into the building through a special route that will transport you to Sam's. Audience members are encouraged to dress for the occasion and to bring some cash for the bar, where era-appropriate drinks will be served. As the audience settles in, the residents of Sam's Place will begin to emerge and share the many secrets the evening has in store.
Is this a play or a music event? It's both. Sam will keep audiences caught up in live music all night, with many theatrical ventures at the edges of the show. Characters from Sam's will interact with the audience across the night, and they'll be encouraged to seek them out to learn their stories. Attendees may participate as much or as little as they like.
Audience members are encouraged to dress for the appropriate era each night of the show. And, there will be brand new experiences and performances each night of the show so returning is encouraged.
Announcing our partnership with Punchdrunk
Thanks to a grant from the Barr Foundation through the community foundation of western mass, eggtooth will share the US debut of:
A SMALL TALE, an education program from punchdrunk enrichment
So who is punchdrunk? Punchdrunk is an award-winning international theatre company with a reputation for ground-breaking productions that blend classic texts, physical performance and design installation in unexpected sites. You may know their long running immersive theater experience called sleep no more that has been running in NYC since 2011. https://mckittrickhotel.com/
Since 2008, Punchdrunk Enrichment has delivered magical projects with over 100 UK primary schools, taking Punchdrunk’s immersive ethos and high production values into school settings, creating experiences to inspire and ignite pupils’ imaginations and accelerate learning. https://www.punchdrunk.org.uk/enrichment
A Small Tale: A Teacher-led Adventure is a Punchdrunk Enrichment project, led by the teacher in the classroom. The project aims to inspire and develop imaginative teaching practices for literacy; placing the teacher at the centre of the creativity. https://www.punchdrunk.org.uk/a-teacher-led-adventure
Eggtooth will be engaging first and second grade classes from Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties to participate in this award winning project. We are in the planning stages right now and will have More information soon.
an image of a uk class engaging in “a small tale”