The Way Out & COVID-19

Live performance during a pandemic requires a completely fresh approach. We take the prevention of COVID-19 extremely seriously — every aspect of The Way Out has been designed to keep our audiences, performers, and crew safe. If your question is not answered here, please contact info@tangle-arts.com or call 215-266-63215.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do tickets work?

One $100 ticket is admission for one car— no matter how many people are in it. Bring your whole quaranteam!

All audiences enter The Way Out one at a time, in order of arrival; please plan to be 5-10 minutes early. Upon arriving at Laurel Hill Cemetery, our ushers will greet you through the closed window of your vehicle. Via cellphone, ushers will confirm your ticket time slot, and guide you into the show.

Can I get out of my car?

Audience members will stay in their vehicles for the entire duration of their visit to Laurel Hill Cemetery. There is no access to restrooms before, during, or after the performance.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Masks are required for all adult audience members. Car windows can be fully or partially opened. We recommend that windows are least 2″ open for the best experience of the show’s audio.

How long is the show?

The Way Out’s approximate runtime is 50 minutes.

Is it appropriate for children?

The Way Out is family-friendly, with no explicit sexual or violent content, but not specifically created for children. Please note that some of our performance material discusses racist state/police violence, and includes brief, non-graphic video images of an injured person, a funeral viewing, and a person holding a gun, and audio of gunshots.

How do I get into Laurel Hill Cemetery?

Please arrive at Laurel Hill Cemetery via the entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19132. No other entrance to the cemetery will be available.

How should I handle my car within the cemetery?

Ushers will guide you to park at each performance station. Please turn your headlights and engine off when you park to watch the performances, and turn headlights back on to drive to the next station. Car windows can be fully or partially opened. We recommend that windows are least 2β€³ open for the best experience of the show’s audio.

If your dashboard has a built-in GPS or other bright, glowing panel, you may wish to cover it for optimal experience of the show. For performer safety, please don’t applaud by honking or flashing your headlights at our artists–but we’d love to see the show through your eyes if you tag us on social media!

Will there be tickets for bicyclists? What if I arrive on foot?

In September, if COVID-19 cases are not spiking in Philadelphia, Tangle will offer a limited number of $25 tickets per individual cyclist. If these tickets are offered, all cyclists will wear masks and be accompanied throughout the show by an usher who helps maintain social distancing. If you are interested in a cyclist ticket, please contact info@tangle-arts.com. If you have not been sold a cyclist ticket, you will only be admitted to the show via car. Update: unfortunately, in conversation with our venue we have decided not to offer bicycle tickets for this version of the show. If you are interested in joining us for future versions of the show that are open to cyclists, please contact us or join our mailing list.

Is the show safe for its performers and crew?

Tangle’s commitment to COVID-19 prevention extends to its creative and production team. Tangle Movement Arts re-envisioned its usual creation process, technical design strategy, and load-in/break-down schedule to make it possible for all performers and crew to keep 8+ feet of distance from people not already in their household. Mask-wearing is mandatory, except for performers at a substantial distance from others. Symptom checks are performed before each rehearsal and performance, and sick pay is provided to those with symptoms.

Tickets available via FringeArts!