Otherworld Theatre’s latest production offers a unique experience for Harry Potter enthusiasts and theater lovers alike, delving into the captivating journey of seven years at a particular school of magic and focusing not on the main wizard but on the Puffs who just happened to be there at the time. One of the strengths of […]
Pay no attention to the show’s baggy, forgettable, mildly pompous title. This smart, tightly written play is at once a very funny satire of the Star Wars saga—and Star Wars fans—a heartfelt homage, and fabulous fan fiction. Set not so long ago in a galaxy not so far away (OK, the setting is contemporary Hollywood), […]
Otherworld Theatre, known for its sci-fi and fantasy works, takes us into the winter solstice with Tales From the Wandering Wyvern Inn: A One-Shot Immersive LARP. If you are a fan of escape rooms, mystery, and/or theater, this show is a LARP dream and a wonderful introduction to the world of live-action role-playing. LARPING is […]
Nerds of many stripes will feel at home entering the magical portal that is Otherworld Theatre, a Wrigleyville-based theater company that specializes in science fiction and fantasy. Fancy a butterbeer before the show? A cozy reading nook inside the TARDIS? Eclectic lobby decor ranging from classic sci-fi book covers to modern fantasy artists? This theater […]
In Otherworld Theatre Company’s Murder on Horizon: An Immersive Sci-Fi Noir, the cast and crew have devised an immaculate hyperspace straight out of a video game. The story begins when audiences step inside the theater, and the ensemble welcomes them into a new world. They’ve been transported onto the space station Horizon, situated in a […]
Beyond a curiosity shop in a forest of Christmas trees, the lights of Wildwood have grown dim. The Winter Queen (Diane Berrios) is locked in a cursed sleep, and it’s up to intrepid quest adventurers new to this land (you!), led by intern/faun Juniper (Tiffany Keane Schaefer)—who also tends the apothecary/bar managed by Wilhelm the […]
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