What is immersive performance?

Denver has become a playground for immersive, interactive works in which the audience can disappear inside an entire environment. Control Group Productions is well known for cultivating rich immersive experiences responsive to their site, situation, and audience. It’s a 360° experience where you enter inside the world of [Colony 933]. You may be pulled away by a character to receive explicit instructions or overhear a private conversation or discover a secret message with your blacklight flashlight.  You are now a part of [Colony 933], so you can completely forget the world you just left behind.

What is mystery theatre?

Mystery theatre is a participatory theatre in which audience members cooperate with each other and interact with performance cast members in order to solve a fictitious mystery. You may be familiar with murder mysteries.  The goal of a mystery theatre is for participants to gather clues provided throughout the plot and use them to decide the outcome of the plot. Throughout your orientation to [Colony 933], you will be uncovering the clues about this new world. You then will have a choice to make with your fellow audience members. Only you can decide the outcome.

What age is recommended?

[Colony 933] is an interactive experience, requiring the audience to participate and keep track of the clues.  We recommend ages 12 and up for this performance. Any guests checking in that are under the age of 16 years old need to be accompanied by a ticketed guardian or parent.

What about ticket refunds or exchanges?

All purchased ticket reservations for [Colony 933] are final.  We do not offer refunds or exchanges.

When should I arrive?

Show starts promptly at 7:30pm. Novo Coffee has graciously partnered to stay open late. Arrive early to enjoy Novo Coffee’s selection of delicious coffee, wine, and beer. You also will be receiving the first clues of the evening, so give yourself some time to start answering the mystery. Not everyone knows the same information. The hour before the show is a great chance to get to know your fellow colonists and gather your bearings. Promptly at 7:30pm you will be relocated to an undisclosed nearby bunker. Late arrivals will not be accommodated.

Can I dress up?

Yes, please! You are new arrivals to [Colony 933], an outpost located in an undisclosed bunker in Denver, CO. For over 5 years we have been a self-sufficient community living without sun and dealing with the side effects of deprivation sickness from the lack of sunlight. This post-apocalyptic existence lends itself to creative costume ideas. Some of our inspirations have been: The Walking Dead, Blade Runner, The Hunger Games, and Mad Max. What’s yours?

Can I donate to the project?

This is a collaborative, co-authored work that brings together musicians, visual artists, dancers, actors, writers and technical support. Your tax-deductible donation will support the artist fees in addition to the ticket sales. Visit Control Group Productions to donate. Thank you for asking!