Four Chambers

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Four Chambers

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Theater The Hideout Theatre
Directed by Marc Majcher
Tech Director(s) Lindsey McGowen
Cast Various
Run May 2015

Four Chambers is the the inaugural second stage production of the 2015 Stargazer Series at The Hideout Theatre.


The show is a series of four nordic-style LARPs played on stage: The Tribunal, Previous Occupants, Juggernaut, and Icebox.


The Tribunal

This show played on May 9, 2015.

“A participatory scenario about the mechanics of oppression, inspired by Orwell, Krylov, Büchner, Linna and the classic dilemma exercises.

The premise is simple: two soldiers from your unit – private Magpie and corporal Badger – have been charged with the crime of stealing bread. This is serious. You are all hungry, there is a food shortage. So if found guilty, they will be shot. The problem is that they are innocent – they were with all of you when the crime took place. It’s probably been a major, Pig, who has a tendency to steal and sell stuff from the barracks. Yet no one wants to hear about that – most of the officers here are corrupt or afraid. The scapegoats will be found guilty and executed, unless enough people testify to their innocence. To say so, however, is extremely dangerous, and may land you as the next person in line to get shot. What will you do, and how many others would you need to stand up for honesty along with you, should you choose to defend the innocent?”


Previous Occupants

This show played on May 16, 2015.

"Previous Occupants is a horror scenario about jealousy, trust and desire in two acts. It takes place in a modern day setting, with two parallel stories set in two different times. At some point in the story the two merge, as the past invades the present.

Four players are divided into two couples – old and young – one for each story. The couples will play their stories in parallel on two mirrored physical stages in a single playing space. The old couple’s story takes place in the past and the young couple’s in the present. Only one timeline is active at a time and focus shifts happen when someone rings a classic desk bell placed between the two scenes. Anyone can ring the bell at any time."



"It is July third, 1950. The Korean War is eight days old. National Security Council Report 68 is sitting on Harry Truman’s desk, a grim outline of the Cold War that is to enfold the world for the next 40 years. Alan Turing’s paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” is circulating for review. Cinderella is a box office sensation.

And you have invented a computer that can see the future.

Employing cutting-edge Ward-Takahashi identity derivations outside their quantum-theoretical framework, JUGGERNAUT processes enormous data sets, ostensibly in the service of code-breaking once the technology is proven and refined. The unstable geniuses behind the math have reached some curious conclusions that only experimental evidence can confirm. By the numbers, JUGGERNAUT —given enough resources— should be able to crack ciphers before they are even invented."

This show played on May 23, 2015.



This was a customized format written by Marc Majcher that told the story of a generation ship whose mission went horribly awry.

This show played on May 30, 2015.




  • Video of the 5/16/15 performance of "Previous Occupants".
  • Video of the 5/23/15 performance of "Juggernaut".