WICKED LIT 2015 ANNOUNCED
7th ANNUAL PRODUCTION
Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery
DO NOT ENTER FROM FAIR OAKS
2300 N. Marengo Ave.
Altadena CA 91001
October 2 – November 14, 2015
Preview Performance: October 1
The show begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-show starts at 7:15 p.m.
Wicked Lit audiences will experience three short plays as they are led through the grounds of the mausoleum and cemetery by Storyguides. Wicked Lit is a walking show – patrons must be able to comfortably walk a minimum of 2,000 steps and climb stairs in order to experience this production. Wicked Lit 2015 contains mature themes, theatrical violence, and sexual situations – the production is recommended for audiences ages 16+. The running time will be approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including two intervals.
The evening will include:
The Grove of Rashomon (World Premiere)
By Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Darin Anthony
Adapted from “In A Grove” by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Masago, a maiden, is missing and her samurai, Takehiko, is dead. As her mother investigates the brutal crime, she encounters numerous versions of what happened on that fateful night in a haunting cedar grove. Staged in the cemetery at Mountain View, The Grove of Rashomon is a reimagining of the iconic short story that inspired the Akira Kurosawa film Rashomon.
Featuring Sachiyo K, Hisato Masuyama, Robert Paterno, Alpha Takahashi, and Kazumi Zatkin.
The Fall of the House of Usher
By Paul Millet
Directed by Jeff G. Rack
Adapted from the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe
An enhanced, updated version of the play that was featured in the very first Wicked Lit at Greystone Mansion in 2009, this macabre tale of desperation and ambition will be staged inside the iconic mausoleum on the Mountain View grounds. Nathaniel has received a desperate and mysterious letter from his friend Roderick Usher. When he arrives, he is drawn into a nightmare world that brings a family’s horrifying past into an even more twisted and perverse present.
Featuring Carlos Larkin, Tanya Mironowski, Devon Michaels and Michael Prichard.
The Ebony Frame (World Premiere)
By Susannah Myrvold
Directed by Jaime Robledo
Adapted from the short story of the same name by Edith Nesbit
Henry just inherited a lavish home from a relative he never met, and he is engaged to a woman who adores him beyond words – so things are good. But there is something about that painting that is just captivating – but what is it? Ah – nothing that can’t be sorted out by a Satanic wedding.
Featuring Deborah Dominguez, Kevin Dulude, Joe Fria, Angie Hobin and Tina Van Berckelaer.
The System (The Wicked Lit 2015 Frame)
Conceived, written & directed by Debbie McMahon
Based on the short story The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether by Edgar Allan Poe
Come one, come all, and enjoy our merry play! Get well, heal fast – just avoid Nurse Racher.
Featuring Alan Abelew, Kevin Dulude, Kyle Fox and Mark Ostrander.
– THIS IS A WALKING PRODUCTION THAT TAKES PLACE AT NIGHT. PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE, SOFT-SOLED SHOES
– PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT TRIGGER WARNINGS
– SOME SCENES STAGED OUTSIDE ~ PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY
– THIS PRODUCTION IS MEANT FOR MATURE AUDIENCES AND WILL BE SCARY!
– SEATING IS LIMITED – THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT!