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Roaring Third Productions presents SHADOW OF THE RUN

The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run is hunting his next victim while severed limbs lay in the streets. Nearby, drinks are flowing, bets are placed, and morals are slipping. Can you keep your wits until Detective Eliot Ness can catch the killer?

A true American horror story, Shadow of the Run dives deep into Ness' investigation of the Cleveland Torso Murders. A fully immersive experience puts guests directly into the action.

Guests will indulge themselves, have one-on-one moments with the characters, and work together to escape before they are caught by the killer himself.

An exclusively individual experience awaits you.

Shadow of the Run will be a major addition to the tourism and arts offerings in the Cleveland area. In addition to offering long term employment opportunities for many of the artists and technicians of the city, SotR aims to bring in audiences from around the country thanks to a Cleveland-specific story with a universal appeal.

Immersive Theatre is an audience-interactive performance that invites audience members to engage with a detailed, designed environment populated by actors that invite them to interact with the story. From Sleep No More and Then She Fell in New York, to Blackout and Tension in LA, immersive theatre allows audiences to choose how much they wish to surrender into the multi-faceted experience.

Prior to opening we will lead an interactive game through social media leading followers on a multi-month city-wide chase leading to a secret location where the first few to arrive will be abducted by the Mad Butcher himself.

First task:

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Seek. Observe. Report.

Roaring ThiRD Productions is dedicated to producing site-specific immersive theatre to audiences of Northeast Ohio. Fundamental to Roaring Third's projects is the re-imagination of historical and/or literary narratives which re-envision ways in which the audience interacts with Contemporary Theatre.

This production is made possible by our partners, Joe and Anthony Russo, and Ivan Schwarz of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.

Shadow of the Run

Written by Beth McGee

Directed by Adam Kern

Production Design by Ben Needham

Escape Design by Christine Woods

Production Manager Andrew Stamm

Performance schedule, casting and venue to be announced at a later date.

Who's Who

Beth McGee (co-creator, playwright)

Playwright, voice and dialect coach, and actor in the Cleveland area. She a member of Actors' Equity Association and performs in Cleveland area productions. McGee's two act play, The Possessions of Mary Lincoln has had several staged readings and her one-woman show, Indian Territory won a New Playwright's Award.

In 2015, McGee was the onset dialect coach for the new Cinemax television series, Quarry, which will air in September, 2016. In 2001, McGee dialect coached the Warner Brothers film, Welcome to Collinwood, produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh and directed by Emmy award winning directors Joe and Anthony Russo.

McGee is an Associate Professor of Theater at Case Western Reserve University, where she teaches acting and voice production to undergraduates and the members of the CWRU/Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Acting program.

Adam Kern (co-creator, director)

Producing credits include The Water Dream, starring Anthony Rapp and J. Robert Spencer, Liz Femi's 2014 NAACP Theatre Award nominated Take Me To The Poorhouse. He has produced and staged over twenty readings, half a dozen workshops, three benefits and three full productions.

Adam has performed internationally at the Moscow Art Theatre, and at the Old Vic through Kevin Spacey's TS Eliot Fellowship. Regionally he has worked at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and their Toyota Symphonies for Youth, The American Repertory Theatre and the Classical Theatre of Harlem. He holds an MFA from the A.R.T. / MXAT Institute at Harvard, a BFA from Kent State, and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity.

Ben Needham (co-creator, production designer)

Owner and Principal Designer of Digital Squirrel Studio ( a full service animation, design and architectural illustration studio. Film and television projects include set designer for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Kill the Irishman, Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Reagan, ABC's The Kingmakers, Amazon's Original Series Point of Honor, PBS's Mercy Street and three seasons of AMC's TURN - Washington's Spies. Ben was also the set designer on the recent feature film Ithaca, directed by Meg Ryan and upcoming TNT series Monsters of God.

In addition to his film and television work he has designed over 700 Theatre productions including locally for Porthouse Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts, Dobama, the Fine Arts Association, Signstage on Tour, Karamu Theatre and many others. In addition to running his design studio, Ben also is the Academy for the Performing Arts resident set and lighting designer and oversees the design/technical theatre instruction for high school juniors and seniors who are pursing future careers in the performing arts.

Christine Woods (co-creator, escape designer)

Designer, instructor and technician recently returning to the Cleveland area. She spent the last year managing and learning the media of escape rooms at the Denver Escape Room.

She holds a BA in Technical Theatre from Case Western Reserve University and was awarded the 2012 Arnold Philip Award for Excellence in Studio Art. She specializes in special effects makeup and design. She also has worked as prop master, assistant scenic designer, and ASM for a number of Cleveland theatres including Mamai, The Cleveland Playhouse, Magical Theatre Company, The Cleveland Art Museum, and Dobama.

Woods is returning to her position as Technical Director for a fourth season with the Academy for the Performing Arts, where she acts as the resident makeup artist and teaches makeup and sfx to high-school juniors and seniors who are pursuing careers in the entertainment industry.

Andrew Stamm (production manager)

Andrew has experience across a wide variety of entertainment fields, ranging from commercial work to feature films. Andrew came onto the Russo Brothers' producing team in early 2015, after working on several television series and the most recent entry in the Fast & Furious franchise. Since joining the Russos, he's played a large role on their Marvel films such as Captain America: Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, in addition to ventures from their other filmmaking and entertainment entities. Most recently that includes Shadow of the Run, a project both he and the Russos are immensely excited to help develop.

red Bicycle Media

Founded in 2005, red Bicycle Media approaches the film industry with the idea that anyone's story can be cinematic. As an internationally known studio, rBM focuses on using simple clean design and diverse backgrounds to create custom films by working closely with each client from storyboard to screen. rBM has produced films for numerous non-profit organizations, including Good Samaritan Hunger Center, MedWish, United Way, National Underground Freedom Center, and Spark of Hope. They have also done professional work for McDonalds, CBS Sports, ESPN, and Westin Resort and Hotels and Flexjet.

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