What Went Wrong

Critics

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Reviews: 5

Audience

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In this immersive, intimate virtual reality theatre experience, audiences peer inside the memories of a recently broken-up couple and attempt to figure out “what went wrong” with their relationship. But nothing is ever quite as easy as it seems, especially when the human mind and heart are involved… Welcome to Closure Inc., a brand new start-up with an age-old goal: Helping failed couples figure out where their relationship fell apart. Using high-tech headsets, Closure Inc. employees can “view” the memories of both parties and then create an objectively analytical report of what went wrong. A lack of intimacy? Neediness? Failure to communicate? All of our client's most crushing personal flaws will be on display, but at the end of the day they will rest easy knowing what exactly tore apart their love. Audiences of six take on the role of new employees at Closure Inc., ready to write their very first group report. The job should be an easy one: Nick and Shelby had textbook issues. But when their memories diverge, and a few unexpected guests arrive at the Closure offices, the very nature of love is thrown into question. Part immersive play, part virtual reality experience, and part corporate nightmare, “What Went Wrong” is a genre-shattering, reality-bending production like no other.

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Reviews

" Given the talent of the actors and writers involved in this piece, the memories appeared realistic which assisted participants in immersing themselves in the story. Although the VR provided a clear image, the implementation was somewhat confusing given the lack of instruction (in particular how or if participants should use the handheld device). However, using the medium of VR to present realistic accounts of human experience is a very original and fresh concept that broadens the usage of virtual reality in entertainment. WHAT WENT WRONG is a fun, fascinating, and provocative piece premiering at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival."

sweet - Danielle Nicole - Nightmarish Conjurings - ...read full review


"This piece had it all, and that's what makes this stand out to me so much. It's the unexpected questioning at the end that really propels this show to my favorite list. I wasn't ready, but was excited, to back up why I chose certain answers."

sweet - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


"As for the experience outside of the headsets, the audience can tell they're in good hands once they enter the room and meet their new supervisor (Claire Frederiksen). Frederiksen was an absolute delight to watch and interact with: amazing comedic timing and seamless improvisation that it almost made one forget she wasn't going by a script; her performance alone made the experience worthwhile."

sweet - Madeline Rosenstein - See It of Skip It LA - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis
"Good concept, not fully realized. For someone looking for a new experience, this will scratch that a little, but not much."

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - Podcast - ...read full review


"It's a tight little piece with solid live performances across the board. Delightful and surprising, this is one to make time for."

sweet - Noah J. Nelson - No Prosceniuma - ...read full review


" Given the talent of the actors and writers involved in this piece, the memories appeared realistic which assisted participants in immersing themselves in the story. Although the VR provided a clear image, the implementation was somewhat confusing given the lack of instruction (in particular how or if participants should use the handheld device). However, using the medium of VR to present realistic accounts of human experience is a very original and fresh concept that broadens the usage of virtual reality in entertainment. WHAT WENT WRONG is a fun, fascinating, and provocative piece premiering at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival."

sweet - Danielle Nicole - Nightmarish Conjurings - ...read full review


"This piece had it all, and that's what makes this stand out to me so much. It's the unexpected questioning at the end that really propels this show to my favorite list. I wasn't ready, but was excited, to back up why I chose certain answers."

sweet - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


"As for the experience outside of the headsets, the audience can tell they're in good hands once they enter the room and meet their new supervisor (Claire Frederiksen). Frederiksen was an absolute delight to watch and interact with: amazing comedic timing and seamless improvisation that it almost made one forget she wasn't going by a script; her performance alone made the experience worthwhile."

sweet - Madeline Rosenstein - See It of Skip It LA - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis
"Good concept, not fully realized. For someone looking for a new experience, this will scratch that a little, but not much."

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - Podcast - ...read full review


"It's a tight little piece with solid live performances across the board. Delightful and surprising, this is one to make time for."

sweet - Noah J. Nelson - No Prosceniuma - ...read full review