The robbery should have taken less than 10 minutes. Four hours later it was a media madhouse. Eight hours later it was a national event. Twelve hours later, it was history.
Inspired by a real NYC bank robbery in August 1972 and the subsequent movie Dog Day Afternoon, this live action role playing event explores the issues raised from the true incident while emulating the real event. However, other than the premise (spoiler! It's a bank robbery!), what happens in the larp does not have to follow what happened in the movie nor real life. Can things end differently? The first ten minutes of the larp is a scripted scene (just the actions, not the dialogue), but after that the players control their destinies. No familiarity with the film or the actual robbery expected, nor are there penalties if you do know.
This larp features minimal mechanics and (hopefully) maximum drama. Expect a serious tone with some comedic elements. Pre-generated characters provided. Two players will be rotating NPCs playing a few different characters (still pre-gen). An in-game meal will be provided.
Costuming: minimal; business attire (from 1972 if possible, or just business, or just early 70's).
Rated R (18+ only) for simulated violence, strong language, adult themes, LGBTQ elements, class inequality and racial tensions.
THIS GAME REQUIRES PREP WORK ON CHARACTERS BEFOREHAND--all players MUST respond to GM requests prior to play (no walk-ons).
Saturday May 13, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Balboa Bay 23050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626