WHEELING, W.Va. – Live History, a theatre company that specializes in bringing your local history to life, will feature two showings of “A Timeless Gathering” at West Virginia Independence Hall (WVIH) in Wheeling on Saturday, Feb. 3. Showtimes are 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the WVIH courtroom and will last one and a half hours. The show is free and open to the public.
Live History’s shows take audiences on a one and half hour adventure through time. Audiences will experience a tour of the location while interacting with the characters and assisting them in solving an urgent issue that can only be resolved with the audience’s help. “A Timeless Gathering” is a site-specific show for exhibit-based venues.
“A Timeless Gathering” has escape-room and theatre elements. Expect to work with all your fellow audience members and the actors as you try to discover the identity of your mysterious guest. For the majority of the performance, guests will be seated around a table with their fellow audience members and the actors. “It was supposed to be a relaxing evening; a sit-down meal, followed by good conversation and a speaker—but things are not as they seem. Joining you at the table is a strange figure, dressed in period clothes and seeming confused. The mysterious character, identifying only as Circa, is horrified to discover they are in the modern era, and many things they remember and love are now behind glass; on shelves; written about in history books. They have no recollection of who they are, or how they got there. Some sort of historical time warp has occurred, and you cannot leave unless you help. The security guard of the venue is in a complete panic—the doors have locked before, and the only way to get out is to solve the mystery. Only pictures, items and stories from a time long ago seem to trigger memories about their identity. Stay with Circa for anecdotes from their life as they come flooding back, and piece together clues and riddles to figure out their identity…before the doors stay locked forever.”
For more information about this Live History experience, visit https://www.livehistoryshows.com/shows/a-timeless-gathering.html or contact Debbie Jones, WVIH site manager, at (304) 238-1300 or Deborah.J.Jones@wv.gov.