Posted January 18, 2017

In 2016, we introduced a new aspect of our growing transmedia program, an immersive storytelling experience known as LOST LETTERS.

Building on that first foray, reimagined to tie into the 2017 fest visual theme of “Out of the Ether,” True/False proudly announces ELEMENTAL. While LOST LETTERS went hyper-narrative and flavored the world of live immersive theater with escape-room puzzles, ELEMENTAL will take fest-goers to a minimalist, language-free world through a deconstructed adventure about the building blocks of matter.

Once again, groups of up to eight people will be given one hour to explore and solve puzzles. With ELEMENTAL, however, the space begins as one big empty white room. Spare, wide open, but full of hidden wonder.

Due to the intimate nature of the experience, reservations for ELEMENTAL are ultra-limited. Tickets are $35 for all passholders and non-passholders alike. Ticket purchasers will be able to reserve a time slot to attend for a specific hour. The event will run nine times per day on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of True/False (March 3-5). Time slots may be selected starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, following the announcement of the film schedule. As this is a team event, attendees are welcome to sign up with friends or will work as a team with others who have chosen the same time slot. 

ELEMENTAL pulls together much of the same technical team that helped make LOST LETTERS a success, including art direction from Mid-Continental Art Collective, sound design by Tim Pilcher, lighting design from Taylor Shaw and electronics and 3D fabrication by Ben Harris. Puzzle design comes from Jon Westhoff with help from Connor Hickox and Josh & Gary Oxenhandler.

ELEMENTAL is produced as a partnership between True/False and Breakout Como, the city’s premier escape-room facility, located at 218 N. Eighth St. in downtown Columbia.  
For further ticketing details and sales, visit our passes page.