Geffen Playhouse Dives Into Horror Genre with Virtual and Interactive Experience SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE

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"Someone Else's House" premieres April 23 at the Geffen Playhouse | Photo: Courtesy Mezzocchi Family photos
Kobi Kassal
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March 22, 2021 8:00 PM

Obie award winning director, playwright, and actor Jared Mezzocchi will head to the Geffen Playhouse for the world premiere of Someone Else’s House a new live, virtual, and interactive theatrical experience based on Mezzocchi’s own terrifying experiences in New England. Margot Bordelon is set to direct. 

“In a year of complete isolation, I found myself digging deeper into my family story and was shocked to unearth unbelievable truths that connect these dots,” said Mezzocchi. “I hope that audiences not only find themselves thrilled by the haunted nature of the experience, but also grow to appreciate mortality, family, and the undeniable need for ghost stories amidst such a challenging time in the world.”

Someone Else’s House will take place via the Zoom video conferencing platform and each performance will be limited to no more than 40 households. Each household will receive a haunting kit in advance, not to be opened before showtime, which includes materials to help set the scene for the story, as well as important artifacts to be used to interact during the performance. Due to mature content, children 12 and under are strictly prohibited.

This is not the Geffen’s first foray into virtual theatre. Since last May, the Playhouse has created at-home immersive experiences including Helder Guimarães’ The Present and The Future, as well as Citizen Detective, Inside the Box, and Bollywood Kitchen

Previews for Someone Else’s House beings April 23 ahead of its April 30 opening night. Tickets start at $65 and can be purchased online starting March 31 at 10am PST at

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!