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A Without Walls Presentation
THE GRIFT at the Lafayette Hotel
Produced by Diabolical Muse Productions
EXTENDED! January 27 – March 22, 2015
Conceived, written and directed by Tom Salamon
A New Immersive Experience from the Creator of ACCOMPLICE
The latest presentation in the acclaimed Without Walls (WoW) series, THE GRIFT at the Lafayette Hotel is a world-premiere, immersive theatre piece which takes audiences on a participatory journey through the extraordinary rooms and spaces of this expansive, 1940s-era landmark. They are introduced to Ben, who, under mysterious circumstances, lived his entire life at the hotel. Having found an unlikely mentor in a traveling con-man who was a frequent guest at the hotel, Ben’s last wish is to enlist the audience’s help to execute one final, giant swindle. Like the three-time-extended ACCOMPLICE: San Diego, this thrilling new show is part game, part drama as patrons learn the art of the con in a unique immersive theatrical experience.
"Our Without Walls presentations always take patrons to unexpected places for
a theatrical experience unlike any other. Tom Salamon follows up his inventive
ACCOMPLICE with this interactive, noir-inspired piece that brings audiences to
yet another new location – the celebrated Lafayette Hotel – where they become part of
the action in an entertaining, clue-solving group adventure."
All performances take place at The Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego.
Learn More about Without Walls
Without Walls (WoW) is La Jolla Playhouse’s signature site-based theatre program. Since 2010, the Playhouse has been commissioning and presenting a series of site-specific productions at locations throughout the San Diego community. Underscoring the theatre’s mission of providing “unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow,” coupled with the idea that the Playhouse is defined by the work it creates – not the space in which it is performed – WoW is designed to offer theatrical experiences that venture beyond the physical confines of the Playhouse’s facilities. Building on the excitement and success of its past WoW productions – Susurrus, The Car Plays: San Diego, Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, Accomplice: San Diego and El Henry, the Playhouse will be hosting its second WoW Festival, October 9-11, 2015, featuring several site-based pieces by artists and companies from around the world.
Press and Reviews for THE GRIFT at the Lafayette Hotel
La Jolla Playhouse’s THE GRIFT an All-Pro Con
Join in the Con Game in THE GRIFT
Worth the Drive
Theater, Out of the Theater
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is a California boutique hotel located in North Park, San Diego that offers 131 rooms in four categories, 15,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, a Junior Olympic sized swimming pool, fitness and business centers, two restaurants, and an improv comedy theatre. Relaxed and ready for anything, the newly redesigned property blends unique style and exceptional service with eco-friendly practices to become your ideal travel companion. Free spirits, international adventurers, hip parents, road warriors, artists, and lovers all find common ground in the laid-back medley of history, playfulness, and casual atmosphere first envisioned when the hotel opened in 1946.
DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATES
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is offering 10% off the best available rate for patrons attending THE GRIFT, based on hotel availability. Reservations can be made by calling (619) 296-2101 or at the front desk of the hotel. Ask for "THE GRIFT" rate.
THE GRIFT at the Lafayette Hotel Events
Modified Route for Patrons with Mobility Concerns
Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 pm
This performance will feature a modified route for patrons with mobility concerns. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact Alison Urban.
About this Without Walls Production
DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATES
Tom Salamon is the artistic director and president of Diabolical Muse, a production company that develops new concepts and produces work in forms of immersive, experiential entertainment including television, film, web, public live events and tailor-made private events. For the nine years prior, Salamon was the co-creator, writer and director of Accomplice productions in New York City, Hollywood, London and San Diego. The original production of this ground-breaking theatrical event, Accomplice: New York, began its run in April 2005 and quickly caught fire as an inventive and unique experience. It continues its long sold-out run to this day. In 2009, he collaborated with co-producer Neil Patrick Harris on Accomplice: Hollywood, followed by Accomplice: London in 2011. In addition, Salamon has written, produced and directed tailor-made private events for Disney, the Museum of Natural History in NYC, Cirque Du Soleil, Universal Pictures, Hewlett Packard and many others.
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is a California boutique hotel located at 2223 El Cajon Blvd., North Park, San Diego that offers 131 rooms in four categories, 15,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, a Junior Olympic sized swimming pool, fitness and business centers, two restaurants, and an improv comedy theatre. Relaxed and ready for anything, the newly redesigned property blends unique style and exceptional service with eco-friendly practices to become your ideal travel companion. Free spirits, international adventurers, hip parents, road warriors, artists, and lovers all find common ground in the laid-back medley of history, playfulness, and casual atmosphere first envisioned when the hotel opened in 1946.