"Imagine going to see “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and sitting on the couch next to Martha, matching her shot for shot, and you get the basic idea."
Chief theater critic for the Chicago Tribune gives SOUTHERN GOTHIC 4 stars (out of 4)!
It’s 1961. Ashford, Georgia. Tom Collins is the drink of choice. Dean Martin’s on the radio. Everyone’s driving a Cadillac, and Suzanne Wellington is about to turn 40. Four couples gather to celebrate the big day — old college buddies who’ve known one another for decades. But even best friends keep secrets, and over the course of this evening's party, a few of those are bound to be revealed...
With just 30 audience members per performance, this immersive production welcomes you to wander about the "set" at your own leisure. You'll act as a fly on the wall, overseeing all the juicy drama unfold up close. With SOUTHERN GOTHIC, we welcome you to choose your own adventure.
This intimate viewing experience is perfect for corporate outings, client appreciation, small business holiday parties, and more, and buy-outs start at just $2,440. To receive a custom quote for your group, please fill out the form below. *For groups under 28, please contact our box office: 773.891.8985*
Not sure who to follow? Click through the characters to the right to learn what kind of night you can expect by following each.
A politician through-and-through, Charles is handsome, outgoing, charming and thoroughly devious. You may hate what he says, but can't deny the charm in HOW says it. Plus, like all good politicians, he has a few scandals to cover up. Follow Charles and he'll serve up juicy political drama with a side of extramarital affairs.
The hostess with the mostess (problems, that is). Between running after her kids, keeping husband Beau in line, and supporting brother Jackson’s law career, Ellie hadn’t had much time for herself. Will all the pressure cause her to stray outside her marriage? Follow Ellie to find out if a 1960s housewife can really have it all...
Trust fund playboy with a heart of gold, Tucker has (once again) brought a new girl to this evening's festivities. But after juggling his latest fling with the affections of an old flame, will Tucker realize it's finally time to settle down? Grab a drink before you start following bachelor Tuck.
Cassie, an aspiring young writer, is the outsider of the group. But her quick wit will undoubtedly win you over (if not her fellow party guests). Follow Cassie for the real ‘scoop’ on these old college friends ~ and to see how a young woman of color navigates in a crowd of unwelcoming hosts.
Blue-blooded society darling Lauren is the perfect politician’s wife, or so it seems. But this demure woman holds plenty of secrets: a bad drinking habit, unrequited feelings for another party guest, and a vey troubled marriage. Follow Lauren for a night of young love, lost love, and the story of a fragile woman finding her own way.
You may think you know party girl, Suzanne Wellington; she's got big hair, a big personality, and plenty to say. But watch closely: this Southern Belle is more "in the know" than anyone gives her credit for. Want a fun night out in Ashford? Suzanne's your girl.
The classic big brother, Jackson only wants to protect his family, including sister Ellie and wife Suzanne. But when it’s revealed that the family business is mixed up in a political scandal, will this shy do-gooder have the strength to stand up for what is right? Will he ever meet Suzanne’s expectations and become one of Ashford’s hot shot lawyers? Find out by following Jackson.
Oh, Beau. A good guy at heart, but he always seems to get himself in trouble... Recently back from rehab, he may have burned his wife Ellie one too many times. Has she waited patiently while he's been away? Or has he ultimately lost her for good? Find out by following everyone's favorite disaster, Beau.