WELCOME TO FACELESS.
Faceless is an masterfully-curated, town-sized destination inspired by cultural shifts that led rebellions, where you can experience the full complexity of inexorable circumstances—where breaking the rules is the only way to change the story—in a fabricated seventeenth-century town on the embankments of the Neva River in Saint Petersburg. The rich blending of classical text, modern dance and cinematically-designed installation that is influenced by audience choice reinforces a reliance on others. A warning to those seduced by solo-satisfaction: you, and your fellow townspeople, will be tested in this world as you have never been before. It won’t just be the residents you need to consider; their fate rests in your hands. Navigating the brutal precepts of this world will require boldness and perseverance beyond the standard drag-out, so secure your effects and quiet the voice of self-doubt. Then be prepared to raise your voice and answer the call of rebellious adventure.
When young Osvald Alving comes back to his family estate to reunite with his widowed mother, he unknowingly opens the door to the past. Upon arrival he finds the house is so perfectly preserved since the day he left it as a boy. His mother, Helene Alving, is absorbed with opening a shelter in honor of her late husband with the help of an old family friend - Pastor Manders. Wrought by memories of the past brought on by the presence of her son and former Pastor, Helene dives into a revelation of all the family secrets - hoping to secure peace and freedom from the guilt after spending years in silence. These revelations cause a chain reactions amongst the inhabitants of the house, in turn shedding light on every motive, secret and desire that lurks under the Alving roof. Certain that the truth would have finally saved them all, Helene is devastated to learn of Osvald’s true reason for his sudden trip home: he is dying, and needs someone who can help him facilitate a quick and painless death. Fearing the emotional turmoil would stop his mother from finalizing the act, he appeals for the young maid, Regina, to help as a sure solution to his life’s final problem. Though all secrets have been brought to light, nothing can fix what must come in the end. Left alone with an impossible decision- the decision between that which she loves more than anything and that which is morally just, you must decide how the Alving’s story will end.
Leave reality behind and step into a world filled with impulse.
Mystery is the key.
Follow your passions and experience the architecture, art and authentically-crafted circumstances designed with you in mind.
Inhabit a new life. You dream of becoming, a new you awaits.