freeFall’s interactive ‘Rose and the Beast’ is one of the coolest theater experiences in Tampa Bay

You have until Aug. 29 to experience it.

click to enlarge At freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida, ‘The Rose and the Beast’ is more of an experience than a play. - Joseph Michael-Kenneth
Joseph Michael-Kenneth
At freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida, ‘The Rose and the Beast’ is more of an experience than a play.

Tampa Bay theater fans will be stepping into contemporary retellings of nine different fairy tales if you buy a ticket to freeFall Theatre’s adaptation of Francesca Lia Block’s best-selling book, “The Rose and the Beast,” which is more of an experience than a play. Yes, there’s a narrative, but there are also nine different spaces for guests to walk through and interact with, one for each fairy tale. freeFall’s “The Rose and the Beast” marries set design and technology for a unique theatre experience like none I’ve experienced in Tampa Bay thus far. Download the Zappar app on your phone, pack your headphones and wear comfortable shoes.

“The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold by Francesca Lia Block, an interactive narrative adventure” Extended through Aug. 29. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg.

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