Bristol Riverside Theatre Hosts World Premiere of Odd Man Out-An Immersive Experience

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Beginning November 30, Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) and Pitch Black Immersive Experiences will present Odd Man Out, a one-of-a-kind, uniquely interactive performance  inside BRT’s Rehearsal Studio, an intimate, 60-person venue located at 201 Cedar Street, Bristol, PA 19007.  Odd Man Out, a 65-minute production directed by Playwright Martín Bondone, Co-Directors, Facundo Bogarín and Carlos Armesto, runs through December 18. 

Odd Man Out was first developed in Buenos Aires by Teatro Ciego, a company of blind and low-vision artists with a unique approach to making theater in complete darkness. The show was translated into  English and further developed by Theatre C, a New York City-based immersive theater. 

Odd Man Out’s narrator, Alberto, is a blind jazz musician on a journey home from New York to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The show is rich with live instrumentals and Alberto’s story of love lost and found again.  Audience members begin the experience by joining Alberto in the “airport lounge” before his flight. From  there, they are escorted to their seats inside “the plane,” where the production takes place in complete  darkness. To experience Alberto’s story, audience members rely on hearing, touch, taste, and smell during  the multisensory journey happening all around them. Producers are enhancing the sound experience by  implementing a state-of-the-art 360-degree binaural audio system. In addition, enriched smells, tactile  objects, and water and wind effects create an experience akin to Alberto’s. The show, performed in Spanish and English during designated performances provides a unique opportunity for Spanish-speaking audiences to enjoy the “flight” during limited engagements for non-English speakers. 

“For immersive theater to work, it can’t be a gimmick; the interactive elements must be used to tell a story  worthy of an audience’s time,” said Kaissar. “Alberto’s story is fascinating. Audiences will be captivated by this Argentinian jazz musician’s journey.” 

Mauricio Marte serves as the Master of Ceremonies for BRT’s presentation of Odd Man Out, which  features notable actors Andrés Montejo and Carmen Borla, bilingual Peruvian actor Lorenza Bernasconi,  Argentinian actor Agustina Cedraschi, and Costa Rican native Esteban Arias. Reprising his role as Alberto Rinaldi, Gonzalo Trigueros, and blind actor Aszkara Gilchrist, round out the cast of international artists. 

This America Rising Series presentation is made possible in part by a grant from the Daniel W. Dietrich II  Foundation and by a generous gift from the Radio Drama Network and The Princess Grace Foundation. Tickets for Odd Man Out start at $35 for general admission and are available online or by calling 215-785- 0100. 

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