80 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
Description: Quest for the West: Adventures on the Oregon Trail! plays for five performances from August 11 through 26 as follows: Sat. 8/11 @ 7:00pm; Fri. 8/17 @ 5:30pm; Tues. 8/21 @ 2:00pm; Sat. 8/25 @ 7:00pm; Sun. 8/26 @ 5:30pm.
1848. Oregon fever has swept the nation. Jebediah and his wagon party embark on a 2,000-mile journey West. On the trail, the party encounters a river (how will they cross it? You decide…it’s interactive!), animals to hunt (“get out your balls, it’s time to go hunting”), prickly pear cacti (help them jump over these dangerous succulents!) and the ever present danger of dwindling water rations…and dysentery! Along their quest, the pioneers’ journey is filled with more than dirt trails. Romance develops; deep secrets & betrayals are revealed; and Jebediah’s darkness gets…darker.
This musical comedy is a scored interactive game for the audience which works together as a team to determine the events that occur. Play well and you may just make it onto the Top 10 Score Board! 2,000 miles. 90 minutes. 11 songs. 8 games. 6 characters.
From Writer/Director Ryan Emmons “We’re used to games and apps at our fingertips on a daily basis - this musical leans into those sensibilities, but the laughter and interaction that come along with live theatre could never be achieved on a computer screen. Manifest Destiny and the courage of the pioneers remind us of the outrageous trek men and women took west, our ability to make our own opportunities and the notion that it is in working (and playing) together that extraordinary things can be achieved.”