The weird world of immersive theater and escape rooms

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The cast of “Safehouse ‘82.” From left: Shoshanna Green, Nick Rheinwald Jones, Ashley Jones, Katie Rediger, Katelyn Schiller, and Lauren Hayes. Photo credit: Andrew Wofford.

A new genre of art is growing in LA: “immersive interactive experiences.” Board games and video games are immersive, so are virtual and augmented reality, escape rooms, haunted houses, and theme parks. “Safehouse ‘82” is an immersive theater show. The common denominator: the experience requires your active participation.