Trust Me: An ARTS46/4 Original Immersive Theatre Experience

Friday, July 20 from 7-9pm

You arrive for a political debate between two Senatorial candidates (played by Tampa Bay’s premiere improv duo, Hawk & Wayne), but before you hear what they want you to hear, you see things they don’t want you to see. How will you vote when you know all you know?

No need for seats: First Unity’s whole campus becomes the stage for this one-of-a-kind theatrical adventure. With Trust Me, traditional theatrical conventions are set aside and attendees get right into the action. Multi-location and multi-sensory, this is an evening of environmental, participatory storytelling conceived by Vickie Daignault, Jan Neuberger, Angela Bond, and Becca McCoy, with content created by Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne. Trust Me is being presented one night only on Friday, July 20 at 7pm.

“I think the purpose of theatre is to create empathy in both the audiences that view it and the people making it. Through theatre, we can see people who are different from us in every way, feeling things that we have felt before and going through things that we relate to. Despite all of our differences, we have a shared experience and we feel connected to them. We feel a little less alone in the world, and hopefully a little more open-minded and accepting of people who are different from us.”

Brianna Larson, Founder and Artistic Director of Theatre eXceptional
Theatre Exceptional