By Kyla Rae
When the word ‘party’ is thrown around at a college campus, things like loud music, crowds of people and a fun atmosphere might come to mind. Well, here’s introducing a new kind of partying.
The Craziest Party in Town is a Facebook group tied to the Fear Factory Insanitarium, a yearly haunted house hosted by Lakeside Community Theatre.
“LCT has been around for 11 seasons — this is the sixth year for our annual haunted house,” LCT’s artistic director David J. Wallis said.
According to its Facebook event page, this web-oriented piece is performed through a series of Facebook updates, videos, and pictures, and will capture the last nights of a group of reckless partiers as Dr. Lucious Blackburn systematically takes hold of them. According to the facebook page, this online performance is the beginning of a new era of acting.
Anticipation is on the rise for drama major Kolby Campbell. As he stated, “I could not be any more excited. This is the first ever opportunity I’ve had to do something like this.”
Most performances do not go off without a hitch. As the newest member of the Craziest Party in Town, Campell stated that, “So far the hardest part has been [being] added late, he said, “I just found out a couple of days before we started that I was going to be a part of it.” Campbell will be playing Bryan in the performance.
The party begins 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, on Facebook. Anyone with internet access can be included in this experience; no fee is required, just a spark of interest.
“Please remember, this is a performance, and no one is in any real danger. According to it’s Facebook page, there will be strong language, adult themes and violence,” During the party, viewers are asked to wait until after the show to add comments. In the performance’s conclusion, videos unraveling the behind the scenes will also be posted to the Facebook page.
For more information about The Craziest Party in Town, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/164120630392091/ or join the event page.