An immersive adventure to restore romance and intuition in a world ruled by machine learning.
By the Multiverse Council with Music by The Love Dimension
Presented by Come Out & Play SF with the support of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.
Saturday, November 12th (4-6pm)
Tickets $12 / $15 / $25
Visit the Fort Mason Chapel in mid-November to be part of an intriguing, interactive theatrical experience based on wedding traditions. Participants will have an opportunity to reframe a regime that ensures prosperity and peace by regulating all aspects of life through the machine learning that directs The Algorithm.
Upon arriving to Corey and Morgan’s Status Update Ceremony, guests are secretly tapped by the Heartsease League to help restore intuition, romance, and serendipity to the world. Guests will learn how to do this by reviving traditions that can unlock a special subset of The Algorithm’s code which permits certain kinds of irrational behavior like love and marriage. Instructions via video transmissions from the Heartsease League will take each group of guests into the surrounding park area to revive these long lost traditions by seeking out ritualists, enduring matchmakers, and avoiding evil crashers who want to bring the entire system down, which will result in a chilling world of lawlessness and mayhem. The guests’ performance during the game impacts the fate of the world.
San Francisco music collective The Love Dimension performs live during the game and Come Out & Play will be supplying a cash bar, so it’s also going to be a party! Join the love revolution and choose a role to play: guest, ritualist, matchmaker or crasher. Creative party attire recommended – anything goes!
Content and activities suitable for players aged 8 and older. Some walking through uneven terrain will be required.
About the Artists
The Multiverse Council was created by married couple Catherine Herdlick and Gabe Smedresman to produce experimental live action games. Their 2014 immersive street game Logan’s Run won a “Best of San Francisco” award from SF Weekly and was called “incredibly inspired” by io9. Other collaborations by Catherine and Gabe include Wanted, The One and The Headlands Gamble. For Hitched, other collaborators include Erin Beber, Liz Mak and Josh Lee.
San Francisco musical collective The Love Dimension steeped itself in the music of the psychedelic era of the ’60s then infused it with the sound of ‘90s grunge and other more contemporary influences to create “mind-expanding music” for the 21st century. Resonating with the consciousness expanding goals of the ‘60s psychedelic movement, The Love Dimension “creates sonic architecture for the benefit of all sentient beings across the multi-verse.”