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A Fully Immersive Dinner Party Gone Gloriously Awry

You Have Been Cordially Invited to Dine With the Willows

By Hadley Tomicki ·
Cc0887f1a0d98a3abef01962a04cfb375 PhotosThe Willows
We don’t know your family.

We only hope your meals together are less dysfunctionally enjoyable than this one.

You’re cordially invited to the Willows, a fully immersive, fully creepy dinner party with light scares, major psychological weirdness and sufficient bourbon. Tickets for July’s dates will go live and go fast starting Wednesday. Slideshow time.

It’s an interactive experience from Creep LA, who typically materialize in October to freak everybody out with strong productions. This one’s different, played out over a night of dining, drinking and mingling with a peculiar clan in their beautiful Hancock Park home.

Your evening begins with you being blindfolded, as so many do, then transported to the historic manor. There, you’ll meet the family. They’ll probably seem strange, but friendly.

Following welcome drinks, introductions and some poking around, you’ll sit for actual dinner and meet the family matriarch. That’s when a dark turn begins.

Eventually, you may find yourself in a bedroom beside an undressing stranger. Or asked to perform tasks upstairs alone. Seemingly alone. Maybe you’ll be “punished” for your manners. Or witness something rather not-alive stumbling around the backyard. As in life, everyone’s path to the end will be different.

Plus, you’ll eat. And drink. A lot, if needed. And through this two-hour engagement, you’ll discover the secret clawing at this anguished household through your own full-sensory catharsis.

It’ll be fun.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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