Wicked Lit 2015 will be produced by Unbound Productions in association with Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. All rehearsals and performances will take place in the space ~ location: 2300 N. Marengo Ave. Altadena, CA 91001.
Local and regional press are excited for Wicked Lit2014 to be open – and our SOLD OUT Opening Weekend backed up their enthusiasm! Here is a sampling of some our recent articles, a comprehensive list can be found on our “From the Press” page. “The theater company turns horror classics into standing-room-only performances at an Altadena cemetery.” – Arroyo Monthly Fall Arts Preview – Cover Story – Arroyo Monthly Fall Arts Preview – Cover Photo October 1, 2014
“…while the writers who inspire the Unbound troupe are an eclectic bunch, the common ground they provide is a smart and scary experience. There is nothing quite like wandering through the dark and echoed chambers of the mausoleum after dark to watch a tale of madness unfold..” – Pasadena Weekly Arts Feature, October 2, 2014 “Wicked Lit highlights women in its horror theater” – Los Angeles Daily News, September 29, 2014
Wicked Lit photos from Dracula’s Guest are available for your enjoyment! Peruse photos of cast members McKenzie Eckels, Angie Hobin, Eric Keitel and John T. Cogan as they journey throughout rural Romania in Bram Stoker’s terrifying tale.
Enjoy additional photos here.
Check out the latest press release for Wicked Lit 2014here.
These fabulous photos were taken by Daniel Kitayama. The play was adapted by John Lesie and is directed by Jeff G. Rack.
Thank you to the hundreds of fans who came to see Wicked Lit at ScareLA last weekend! We had a blast meeting you all at our booth, participating in the first ever “Theatre of Halloween” panel, and exploring all of the awesome events that will be coming to LA this October.
Visit www.ScareLA.com for more info about events and spooky happenings later in the year!
We were thrilled to participate in this fabulous panel on Sunday night:
5pm: Stage Frights: Horror and Halloween Theater – Wicked Lit at ScareLA
From mausoleums to old abandoned houses, tales of Lovecraftian beasts to immersive, interactive vignettes of sheer terror, Los Angeles provides an unparalleled number of theatre companies devoted to horror. CreepyLA’s theatre editor Richard Becker leads a discussion on staged frights with Paul Millet and Jeff G. Rack from Wicked Lit, Jon Braver with Haunted Play, Zombie Joe from Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre, and Dan Spurgeon and Drew Blakeman with the Visceral Company, as each describe their own approach towards the theatrical experience, and upcoming productions perfect for the Halloween season.
Enjoy a sneak peek of our upcoming World Premiere Wicked Lit Installation!
Adapted by Jeff G. Rack, Directed by Paul Millet
Adapted from the story of the same name by Algernon Blackwood
Set in Victorian England, The Doll tells the story of Jane and Miss O’Brien, two dutiful caretakers within the home of the beleaguered Colonel Masters. When young Monica is given a package that arrives mysteriously at their doorstep, a force enters the house that turns their quiet little world upside down.
Plus a Wicked Lit staged reading to be announced!
At the Strub Mansion at the historic Mayfield Senior School
500 Bellefontaine St, Pasadena, CA 91105
Limited Run: July 11-26, 2014 The Doll runs 35 minutes, the staged reading will run 30-35 minutes
This event will be staged inside and around Strub Hall – an Italianate Beaux Arts home at the heart of the eight-acre Mayfield campus. The home was built between 1914-1919 for an oil magnate, and purchased for the Society of the Holy Child Jesus by Dr. Charles and Vera Strub in 1950.
Details for the staged reading of MYSTERY LIT have been announced!Adapted by Unbound’s Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, the play is a mash-up of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed Sherlock Holmes stories A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-Headed League, and The Adventure of the Copper Beeches. Follow Sherlock, Holmes, and the Consulting Detective through a 3×3 mystery with an explosive original ending!
Two performances only:
Thursday, May 22 at 7pm
Saturday, May 24 at 2pm Total running time: approximately 70 minutes
– Poker tournament
– Staged readings of Wicked Lit plays and parodies
– Premiere of The Dead Smile film
– Silent auction
– Snacks & libations
– Loads of fun
– Members receive $5 off admission, click here to join
Join us for a series of fantastic theatre events, all inspired by classic literature! Members can attend all of these events for free by making monthly, tax-deductible donations to our company. Click here or contact Jonathan at jonathan @ wickedlit dot org for details.
Workshop Reading Mystery Lit: Sherlock Was WrongMay, 2014 This event is supported in part by the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Department. Location: Pasadena Central Library FREE – Reserved seating for Members
Wicked Lit Installation The Monkey’s Paw Summer, 2014
In the spirit of The Tell-Tale Heart at ScareLA and A Ghost Story at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel: LA Location: TBD
Wicked Lit 2014 October, 2014
An evening of classic horror literature performed as an immersive theatre event!
Workshop Reading Holiday Lit: A Christmas Carol December, 2014
Follow Scrooge through a stunning mansion as the classic holiday story unfolds as an immersive event. Location: Pasadena Museum of History FREE – Reserved seating for Members
Members make monthly contributions to our non-profit theatre company that will allow us to grow our artistic programming as well as our education and outreach programs. Members receive many special benefits including the ability to see our shows, again and again, subject to availability.
One-year Membership commitment required. Members also receive a $5 discount on additional tickets for friends for all events (when applicable). Click here or contact Jonathan at jonathan @ wickedlit dot org for details.
Photo: Ilona Kulinska in THE GARDEN PARTY, History Lit 2012. Photo by John T. Cogan.
We have two weekends left of Wicked Lit 2013! We have completely sold out of advance tickets, but you can sign up for standby here. Take a look at what the critics have thought of the show:
“Wicked Lit has transformed a mausoleum and cemetery into a hot ticket for horror-related site-specific theater.”
– Don Shirley,LA Stage Times, October 21, 2013
“Wicked Lit celebrates its fifth anniversary with its most immersively frightening experience yet!” –Pasadena Weekly Cover Story, October 10, 2013
“Wicked Lit’s Best Halloween Theatre Festival Ever! …you must – absolutely must – head over to the Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena for the 2013 Wicked Lit! We cannot recommend it highly enough.” – Hollywood Gothique, October 6, 2013
“Act fast for standby tickets to Wicked Lit…very clever and using its terrain so delicately and observantly that at times you feel as if lost in some sort of psychic realm where time flies by effortlessly.” – LA Beat, October 17, 2013
“Nothing could be more perfect for Halloween” – Pasadena Now, October 6, 2013