The Virtual Stage

The Virtual Stage

October 01, 2014 14:42 ET

The Virtual Stage's All-New Interactive, Undead Theatre Adventure Returns to the Streets of Vancouver With 'On Death's Door: Plague of the Zombie Syndrome'

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) - In lead up to Halloween, The Virtual Stage presents Andy Thompson's all-new immersive and harrowing theatrical event, On Death's Door: Plague of the Zombie Syndrome - Oct. 7 to Nov. 2, 2014 at a top-secret location in Vancouver. The production marks the third year of the company's smash-hit Zombie Syndrome series, which has previously seen teams of audience members work together to save the world and elude the undead.

Last year, winning teams captured crooked Sgt. William Sullivan and found the cure for the deadly virus. Unfortunately, despite the groups' success in their mission, the Centre for Disease Control has discovered the Zombie Syndrome virus somehow being laced into a highly potent street drug known as "Death's Door." Officials from the Department of National Defence are once again calling audience members to duty. In this brand new interactive, smartphone-enabled adventure, thrill-seeking audiences must infiltrate and take down the shady criminal network behind Death's Door, stem the pandemic, and save the world once again.

"We are excited to situate this new piece within an urban jungle," says Andy Thompson, The Virtual Stage's award-winning Artistic Director and creator of The Zombie Syndrome. "This third installment of our annual event follows a completely new story line: The military is now working with the Centre for Disease Control to hunt down a mysterious and dangerous villain. Everything that was 'cool' about the last two years' shows returns - from spooky locations to alternate endings to a unique role for each audience member."

The starting point of On Death's Door: Plague of the Zombie Syndrome remains undisclosed until the day before the mission, when audiences will be contacted with the top-secret rendezvous point somewhere in Vancouver. Once the audience has gathered, they will embark on an exciting high-stakes, theatrical scavenger-hunt, featuring technical elements requiring audiences to use smartphones (only one per group required) to navigate through the show and crack clues in their epic quest.

Participants are encouraged to wear walking shoes, dress for the weather, and be prepared to move. Additional information about the production can be found at The Virtual Stage's FAQ.

Shows run Tuesdays - Sundays with performances starting every half hour between 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Tickets from $25. Special Halloween shows with prizes from $40. Tickets available online only at thevirtualstage.org/tickets.

For more information, updates, and declassified information regarding the mission, follow The Virtual Stage on Twitter: @TheVirtualStage and 'like' The Zombie Syndrome on Facebook. Tweet about your mission's success or failure with #ZombieSyndrome.

Disclaimer: Not suitable for children. Parents strongly cautioned against letting children under 17 years watch unattended. Coarse language, gore, themes of drug use, violence, and other mature subject matter.

About The Virtual Stage (www.thevirtualstage.org):

Founded in 2000, The Virtual Stage is a Vancouver-based theatre company with a unique mandate to investigate emerging technologies in theatre. In its 14 year history, The Virtual Stage has produced three short films, four short plays, and 11 mainstage productions. The company has toured North America and garnered 29 Jessie and Ovation Award nominations, winning seven in total to date.

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