is an experience one will not soon forget.
Touted as “the future of live entertainment” and “the single greatest event in LA” this moving play immerses you in a living, breathing world as you play your part in a psychologically disturbing tale of horror, suspense, mystery and adventure. You will interact with actors, perform actions, retrieve objects, solve mysteries, choose paths and sacrifice yourself if need be to further the story along.
With an original score, professional actors and movie quality stunt work, how far will you let yourself go to fully realize your journey into the darkness and beyond?
What would it be like to actually be a character in a horror and suspense film? Movies and traditional theatre do wonders playing with one’s imagination but actual immersion truly captivates an audience. Jon Braver created Delusion in 2011 after becoming disillusioned with traditional haunted house fear tactics year after year. Jon thought what would be more terrifying and uniquely fun than to create an interactive “moving” play where the audience becomes key players in the twisted tale!
Delusion’s mission is to re-imagine and re-define live theatre by creating psychologically disturbing, interactive experiences that incorporate the audience into the story as characters. These characters must perform certain actions to move the story forward. Using an innovative blend of suspenseful storytelling, a chilling original score and professional actors and stuntmen, Delusion creates an experience not to be found anywhere else in the world.
In order to avoid long wait times, timed ticketing is the key to spreading out the crowd. As the audience arrives, you are given a show-themed label (e.g. hospital bracelets, a stamp/tattoo, etc.). You are then led to the lounge to await your assigned show time. At the appropriate time, an usher finds your group by using the label given at arrival. Groups of 10-12 enter the 50-55 minute experience every 15 minutes. Various characters lead you through the play, all the while speaking with and urging you on as characters in the captivating story.
“The show is beautiful: well-crafted, well-acted, well-directed… of all the Halloween shows in Los Angeles, Delusion is the crown jewel.”
“Delusion has created a genre in interactive horror theater that no one has come close to beating. The attention to detail, production value, and level of absolute excellence they have achieved is unmatched.”
“…truly a play that no person should miss. It is this brief moment where you get to escape the mundane and explore a world of monsters… it was unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced.”
“Hottest ticket in town. Delusion’s story is gothic atnd twisted …its scares driven by psychology.”
“…one could go to Delusion multiple times and not have the same experience twice… Braver & Co. have become the undisputed kings of the haunted attraction.”
“It might be the scariest play you’ve ever seen, because you are in it. It’s a psychological thriller that tests your courage. It is sure to keep you up at night.”
“Delusion is one of the most thrilling and innovative experiences I participated in this Halloween season. And I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to see it.”
“From the exceptional score and the expertly done FX (including wirework and other stunts), to the immensely talented cast and exciting concept, this event is truly unique and should be a no-brainer for anyone looking for the single best horror event in Los Angeles.”
Jon is known for, among other credits, his work on several blockbusters: The Dark Knight Rises, Gangster Squad, Ironman, Transformers 3, Star Trek, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He has worked with some of the top directors and producers in Hollywood. Jon’s extensive resume culminates in his author work; Delusion. He marries his stuntwork expertise, love of classic horror/suspense films such as The Shining and Aliens and a passion for live theater to create the first ever interactive horror theatre company. Jon’s healthy understanding of what truly terrifies people has resulted in creating Delusion’s psychologically disturbing, live theatre experience. He demonstrates an unusual range of talent and keen ability to deliver a creative vision.
Brandon Wardell and Sarah Glendening: a husband-and-wife team that, when combined, includes Producing credits on four Grammy-nominated albums, Tony Award-winning Porgy and Bess, and five Tony-nominated shows including Broadway’s Catch Me If You Can, Evita, The Best Man, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Glendell has also been on the Production Team of Accomplice the Show which takes place in Hollywood, London and New York since 2008. Glendell came onboard in 2012 for Delusion: The Blood Rite.
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