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Paradiso Extends Escape Experiences with 'THE MEMORY ROOM' and 'THE PATH OF BEATRICE'

Paradiso Extends Escape Experiences with 'THE MEMORY ROOM' and 'THE PATH OF BEATRICE'

Immersive Escape Productions and producing partners Michael Counts and Jennifer Worthington will present Paradiso: The Memory Room - an immersive escape room - and Paradiso: The Path of Beatrice - both extensions of their groundbreaking escape experience, Paradiso: The Escape Test.

Ticket buyers for The Memory Room will experience a 360-degree immersive, interactive environment centered on the Virgil Corporation's cutting-edge research into the human mind of one of Virgil Corporation's most classified test subjects.

Creator Michael Counts - hailed as a "mad genius" and "a master of immersive theater" by The New York Times - described the experience as "a sort of 'virtual reality' that is an experience you fully go into rather than something you just see through VR goggles, which is a very limited experience. I want to be transported and this experience does that!"

Paradiso Extends Escape Experiences with 'THE MEMORY ROOM' and 'THE PATH OF BEATRICE'The Path of Beatrice - a real-world, alternate reality experience that takes the story and action of Paradiso out onto the streets of New York - has received rave reviews from it's initial audiences and Gordon Cox of Variety has said it "takes immersive theater to the next level" that it's "What it's like to play [David Fincher's] The Game in real life."

"What we're doing is like a cross between an immersive performance and a video game. It's today's fastest growing, popular form of entertainment smashing into a form that is a unique response to our screened-in, digitized age. It's the perfect form of entertainment for the 21st century," says director Ashley Tata (whose recent production Ipsa Dixit was called a "21st century masterpiece" by The New Yorker) who has joined Counts' team as the director of Memory Room and co-director of Path of Beatrice.

Paradiso co-producer Jennifer Worthington - a Hollywood feature film producer under Jerry Bruckheimer - described The Path of Beatrice as "an experience that makes au- diences feel as if they have truly entered a world where the circumstances, characters, risks and drama represent a 'reality' - as if the audience member has stepped into a Hollywood suspense thriller!"

The Memory Room - the newest part of the Paradiso epic is currently open in Koreatown with showings seven days a week. Tickets are $35. The Path of Beatrice takes place between 1-7 days. Tickets are $250-$300. Advanced booking is required at www.paradisoescape.com.


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