WICKED LIT 2014: 6th ANNUAL PRODUCTION – Get Tickets Here
Mexican Legend-inspired Las Lloronas, Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Guest and
The Monk, inspired by the novel of the same name by Matthew Gregory Lewis
Three World Premiere Adaptations Of Classic Horror Literature
Immersive, Theatrical Productions On The Grounds Of Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery
October 2 – November 8, 2014
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“I see why the shows sell out every year!”
“Best Halloween Attraction of 2013”
– Hollywood Gothique
(ahead of Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights and Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary)
Las Lloronas, inspired by the Mexican tale “La Llorona” and real events
Adapted by Jonathan Josephson, Directed by Paul Millet
The Mexican folk legend La Llorona (“The Weeping Woman”) tells the story of a desperate mother who murders her children by drowning them in a river. But what compels her to commit such an atrocious act? Fear? Insanity? Spite? Possession? Conveyed through dialogue, storytelling, dance, song, and music, this new adaptation will plunge audiences into five different perspectives of this haunting cautionary tale. Beginning with the legend’s historical origins in 16th Century Mexico and ending in modern day Los Angeles with a story that was inspired by actual events, this senses-blasting theatrical event is unlike anything ever produced by Unbound Productions.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Guest
Adapted by Dan Leslie, Directed by Jeff G. Rack
Plucky Brit Jonathan Harker is travelling to Romania to meet with a mysterious Count about selling him land in London – but he can’t get a cab. He is on a tight schedule, but on Walpurgisnacht, no one in the village is willing to leave the safety of their homes to take him to his destination in the Transylvania mountains. What are the villagers so afraid of? Originally written to be the first chapter of the groundbreaking horror novel Dracula, Bram Stoker’s chilling short story “Dracula’s Guest” was published posthumously by Stoker’s wife in 1914.
The Monk, inspired by the novel by Matthew Gregory Lewis
Adapted by Douglas Clayton, Directed by Debbie McMahon
Matilda has journeyed to Italy to seek the help of a clergyman who is known not only for his skills as an orator but for his ability to help those oppressed by the church. To what lengths will she go to secure her future – and at whose expense? This stylized, lyrical production examines the faces of sin in all of its many forms.
And the Frame for Wicked Lit 2013
The Spirits of Walpurgisnacht
Written and Directed by Charlie Mount and Aurora Long
Welcome to Walpurgisnacht, the night when the dead may commune with the living! If you remain in the courtyard near the electrical paranormal bonfire invented by your host the celebrated adventurer Franz Mesmer you will be safe from the more malevolent spirits that haunt this wicked night. But if you venture out, you’re on your own. This evening’s pre-show entertainment will include a haunting spirit cabinet experiment featuring the famous Bavarian clairvoyant Gerlinde Mesmer. Throughout the evening enjoy magic, mind reading, and communion with the spirit world with our strolling gypsies Marko and Tsura. And hopefully, by evening’s end, we will have had no wicked supernatural visitations. But one never knows!
Pre-show: spirit cabinet and pagan dancing
Throughout the evening: magic, mentalism, and ghostly surprises!
PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS:
October 3 – November 8, 2014, Limited engagement!
Thursday, October 2 (preview)
Friday-Sunday, Oct 3-5
Wednesday-Sunday, Oct 8-10,12 (October 11 is SOLD OUT)
Wednesday-Sunday, Oct 15-19 (October 18 is SOLD OUT)
Wednesday-Sunday, Oct 22-26 (October 25-26 performances are not yet on sale)
Wednesday-Sunday, Oct 29-Nov 2 (These performances are not yet on sale)
Wednesday-Saturday, Nov 5-8
All performances will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery
2300 N. Marengo Ave. Altadena CA 91001
AMPLE FREE PARKING ON THE GROUNDS
Please consult a map before driving to the Mausoleum
DO NOT ENTER FROM FAIR OAKS AVE ~ YOU MAY GET LOST – PLEASE PLAN AHEAD
THIS IS A WALKING PRODUCTION THAT TAKES PLACE AT NIGHT
PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE, SOFT-SOLED SHOES
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!
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
ABOUT UNBOUND PRODUCTIONS
Founded by Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet, and Jeff G. Rack, the mission of Unbound Productions is to create new adaptations of classic literature as a way of reimagining great stories for new audiences. With its flagship theatre festival Wicked Lit, and its newest projects History Lit and Mystery Lit, Unbound takes pride in engaging in ambitious storytelling and creating surprising and impactful theatrical experiences.
ABOUT WICKED LIT
The scope of Wicked Lit is to create dynamic new adaptations of classic horror literature. Wicked Lit launched its inaugural production in 2009 at the haunted Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. From 20010-2013, Wicked Lit productions took place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena. Wicked Lit installations) have been produced at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel in conjunction with the 2011 Theatre Communications Group National Conference (Mark Twain’s A Ghost Story), ScareLA at the LA Mart (Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart), and Strub Manion at the Historic Mayfield Senior School (Algernon Blackwood’s The Doll). In addition to full productions and installations, Unbound has mounted over 100 staged readings of Wicked Lit plays since 2008. Readings have taken place at theatres, libraries, schools, festivals, and special events all over Southern California including the Pasadena ArtWalk, West Hollywood Book Fair, Long Beach ComicCon, and many others.