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This show closed on November 1, 2019

About Give Up the Ghost

"Give Up the Ghost" is an interactive and immersive haunting play where YOU, the audience, play your dead self called back from the shore of Eternity to bear witness to the sorrows and terrors of the living.

You will interact with characters at the edge of life and death in scenes that can be violent, tragic, and occasionally darkly humorous. The choices you make will haunt you, will change your own story, and just might change the entire narrative.

What choices will you make, as your light grows dim?

This is not a gore fest, extreme haunt nor jump-scare maze. Each show lasts approximately 75-80 minutes. Some scenes are open for viewing anytime, others require a Shadow to guide you. Some scenes are for large groups, some are for smaller groups, some are for one person only. Participants can choose to interact with the actors or not. You can touch some actors (from fingertips to elbow only, not roughly), actors will not touch you.

VIP ticket holders skip the box office entry line, get preferential choice to the 1-on-1 and small group scenes, two gifts, one from the production, and a Q&A with the show creators after the experience.

This is an expanded version of "One Last Thing Before You Go," the sold-out, award-winning Hollywood Fringe Festival production from 2018 by Spectacular Disaster Factory, the wife-husband team of Kirsten Hageleit & Aaron Vanek.

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Each show will have a maximum of 50 ghosts (guests) and the participant to actor ratio is roughly 2:1. As part of the interactive experience, actors will not touch you but you will be able to touch the actors (hands and forearms only), and otherwise interact as a ghost, e.g., no talking to the living, objects can be moved within scenes, and only whispering to other ghosts. You can interact with actors if and when you choose to but you are not obligated to interact at all. The scenes continue whether you engage or not, and are influenced by what you do or don’t do. Interactions with your fellow ghosts are also encouraged!

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Recommended for ages 18 and up.

First Christian Church of Whittier

6355 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601

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