Larp House Presents: DERANGED
Deranged is a historical, musical drama about the boundaries between genius and madness. The aging, deranged Robert Schumann who on his deathbed, ill with Syphilis and Mercury poisoning, revisits the memories of the people that had an important impact on his life. Schumann has decided that he will create one last, great masterpiece before his death. A piece built on the memories of his life with Clara Wieck, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms, who drifted in and out of his life and gave it nerve and excitement. But the memories are collapsing and merging with the madness, so it is difficult for Schumann to distinguish between reality and fantasy. And like one’s memories can be revisited so can the scenes of this scenario. Because perhaps the memories would be better if things had happened in a slightly different way?
WHAT: DERANGED, a parlor larp for 4 players
Designed by Jeppe & Maria Bergmann Hamming
Organized by TLS
WHEN: Sunday, March 18th from 2pm to 6pm
REGISTRATION: If you are interested in playing, fill out our Deranged Sign-Up Form before 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 13th. If more people sign up than we have room for attendance will be decided by weighted lottery. You should know if you are in or out of the larp by Thursday March, 15th. If less folks than max sign up, registration will be open after the deadline for stragglers.
WHERE: A North Minneapolis Nonprofit located near Broadway and Emerson Avenue in Minneapolis. Accessible by bus.
We are requesting a voluntary good-will donation $5-10 to support the work of the nonprofit in appreciation for the use of their space. No one will be turned away if they are unable to make a donation.
PLAY STYLE: This is an Fastaval-style scenario. After workshopping the game techniques, play is comprised of a sequence of pre-established scenes that are played in any order and may be repeated and reimagined. Music will be played during the game. Players are cast as prewritten characters during the larp. Each character sheet is four pages long.
THEMES: Deranged is about the blurred line between genius and madness.
ACCESSIBILITY: The play venue is ADA accessible. Plenty of seating. Water available. Climate controlled building.
COSTUMING: No costuming is required.
CONTENT ADVISORY: No musical knowledge or experience is required to play. This scenario explores themes of obsession, romantic and platonic love, and insanity. Additionally, this scenario makes references to 19th-century period attitudes such as romanticism, anti-semitism, normalized sexwork.
ART: Photo courtesy photos-public-domain.com.