Wicked Lit

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The 2013 production of Wicked Lit:

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The New Catacomb
Adapted by Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Douglas Clayton
Burger, the American, and Kennedy, the Brit, are great friends and have been since their days at university. But when Burger makes a life-altering discovery in the depths of a long-since forgotten Roman crypt – their friendship may be put to the ultimate test.

Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Adapted by Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Jeff G. Rack
A lyrical reimaging of the beloved tale of the good-hearted schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and his deadly encounter with the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

H.P. Lovecraft’s The Lurking Fear
Adapted by Jeff G. Rack & Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Paul Millet
There’s something out there, and it’s taking our women. We need to find it, kill it – or die trying.

The Masque of the Red Death Experience (starts at 7pm)
Conceived and directed by Paul Millet
Inspired by the short story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe
Singers, dancers, improvisational actors, and a buffoon will surround you in the gothic world of Wicked Lit!  Designed as a macabre masquerade, The Masque of the Red Death  Experience draws text and tone from the mind of Edgar Allan Poe and presents a theatrical framework for your immersive journey through the mausoleum and cemetery.

Richard Large and Eric Keitel - Photo by Rena Petrello

Wicked Lit installation “The Tell-Tale Heart” at ScareLA.

The scope of Wicked Lit is to create and produce new stage plays based on classic horror literature. Over 15 Wicked Lit  plays have been written since 2007 including adaptations of works by  Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Mark Twain, M. R. James, Charles  Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving and many others.  Wicked Lit launched its inaugural production in 2009 at the haunted  Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills and has also produced a sold-out show at the Biltmore Hotel in conjunction with the Theatre Communications  Group National Conference in 2011.Wicked Lit has since been produced to  sold out audiences at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery from 2010-2013.

 

Praise for Wicked Lit

“This enthralling production elicits  goose bumps and shivers mixed with class-A Halloween attraction that’s a treat for all seasons.”
- Les Spindle, Edge Magazine

“A great production… The staging they created within the space makes it even more creepy!”
- Hidden Los Angeles

Top: Eric Keitel in The Lurking Fear (Wicked Lit 2013), photo by Daniel Kitayama. Bottom: Richard Large and Eric Keitel in The Tell-Tale Heart, photo By Rena Petrello.

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