Thursdays-Sundays from March 30–May 14, 2017
H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum Presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Aquisitions from the Perisphere
An immersive theater experience beyond space and time
In this newly devised immersive theater experience by Submersive Productions, you are invited to the Grand Opening of H.T. Darling’s new exhibit of artifacts from the planet New Galapagos. By interacting with the curious inhabitants of the museum, the building, and the exhibition itself, each audience member must choose their own path through the evening’s strange events.
Shows at 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and at 7pm on Sundays through May 14.
Tickets will sell out! Get yours now
Open House: April 22, noon-3pm
Behind-the-scenes tour, May 10, 6:30-7:30pm
“A rich phantasmagorical journey to a planet of wonders…. Lovers of the new, the weird and the wonderful, take note: everything you’re looking for is in Baltimore, at Submersive Productions’ fantastical new piece, H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum…. It’s part rollercoaster ride, part alternative history, part allegory on colonialism and exploitation of indigenous peoples. And it’s all parts fun.”
“Go if you can. And if you can’t make it? Tell your friends to go. They’ll thank you. But then you’ll wish you’d gone. So skip the regret part of this and just…go.”
DC Theatre Scene
“It cannot be said emphatically enough that this is a rare experience not to be missed…. An experience that defies description in the most imaginatively miraculous way possible…. One could attend the MUSÆUM a dozen times and still have a unique experience upon each visit…. It is spectacle, adventure, mystery, and so much more all captured in one experience.”
“Museums spend years acquiring the sort of artifacts Submersive Productions assembled for this show. It’s one thing to stage a show in a real museum – quite another to flesh out an empty one.”
“If you are up for new experiences…I would highly recommend you visit HT DARLING’S MUSEAUM…. A feat of performance art … the cast pulled off brilliantly.”
Please note: Musaeum is recommended for ages 12 and above. Making the most of your experience will require you to ascend and descend at least two staircases (and more if you choose). Some amount of standing and light walking will also be necessary. Seating and gentle guidance will be available throughout the space for those who may require it. We expect the experience to last about two hours from the posted start time. Beverages and snacks will be available (donations appreciated). Restrooms will be accessible throughout the experience. Coat racks and safe storage for bags will also be available.
April 22, 2017, 12-3pm: Musaeum Open House – free!
May 10, 2017 6:30-7:30pm: See the Museum behind the Musaeum – free for members!
Members get in free to this behind-the-scenes tour of H.T. Darling’s Incredible Museum, Submersive Production’s latest show, at The Peale March 30 – April 30, 2017!
Join now by donating through the PayPal button at the right:
- $25 Students
- $30 Individuals
- $60 Families
DC Theater Scene wrote, “…it’s hard to imagine this being staged anywhere other than the Peale Center.” Take a tour of the show with the show’s creators and Peale experts to find out why. Tickets include a 1-year membership in The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, priority tickets to upcoming events and exhibitions, and subscription to the Peale’s newsletter.
Join us to explore this historic site of spectacular exhibits, dazzling new technologies, city politics, and education reforms. Submersive Productions drew on this eclectic past to create a fictional universe of their own; learn more about their inspirations in our behind-the-scenes conversation at the intersections of art, architecture, and history.
You’ll also become part of the building’s future by sharing your ideas and supporting the Peale with your membership. Join us and help co-present, preserve, and promote Baltimore’s history and architecture for the city and around the world. Find out how at ThePealeCenter.org
Gallery of images from the show