The Beardleys liked New York, but wanted to return to their Orlando hometown and start their own business. One day they went to an escape room for fun. “It was there that the light bulb clicked,” says Alex. “We realized we could do this, really theme it out, and do it better.”
Before opening It’s A Trap!, Debra Beardsley was an immersive theatre production manager in New York City. She worked closely with an innovative theatre company that was breaking the dynamics of traditional theatre to get audiences up and interacting with performers.
Alex Beardsley has been a software engineer for the last nine years, a career he continues while serving as part time technical expert and understudy at It’s A Trap!. Being an avid gamer has also contributed significantly to the company’s fun, original style.