The Cast for Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse Has Been Announced

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson and Artistic Director Paul Millet have announced the details for Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse, the company’s 10th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 9th consecutive year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena, California.

The cast for Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse includes four returning Unbound actors and eight new faces:

WL18 Casting Image
Meghan Lewis, Aaron McGee, Richard Large, and Kevin Dulude in Wicked Lits and Mystery Lit.

The production also welcomes eight new actors into the Unbound fold: Tessie Barresi, Bridgette CampbellDaniel DorrHope Lauren, Kelly Pierre, Flynn Platt, Christopher Wallinger, and Lamont Webb.

There are several exciting new changes for this year’s show, including:

– Two curtain times: 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
– 75 minute total runtime
– Lower ticket prices
– Smaller group sizes
– Entire performance and lobby will be indoors
– No pre-show performances, but there will be an interactive “museum” exhibit featuring past Wicked Lit costumes, puppets, and photo opportunities

Press Coverage:

“Can it truly be Halloween in Pasadena without the Wicked Lit ensemble? For its tenth season, Wicked Lit will have a world premiere adaptation of “Teig O’Kane and the Corpse” by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm. “The Chimes: A Goblin Story” also returns to the bill (featured in the first two Wicked Lit productions) but with a new production.”
– Pasadena Weekly (Fall Arts Preview)

“Beautiful settings and seasonal theatrical productions are as entwined as ivy and wrought iron, at least in the minds of the many fans who wait for a particular event to return to a particular place. And if you love your autumnal dramatics, the sort of presented-live theatrics that call upon the deeper and more chilling themes of the fall, then you know Wicked Lit, the annual offering from Unbound Productions.”
– NBC-4 – Locals

“For a novel Halloween experience, check out the new production by Wicked Lit, The Chimes & The Corpse.”
– Haunted Attractions Network

TimeOut LA
Pasadena Now
52 Weeks of Horror
Horror Addicts
Hollywood Gothique
Carpe Diem



Wicked Lit 2017 Photos: The Damned Thing, The Open Door and Thoth’s Labyrinth

Enjoy some Wicked Lit 2017 photos:


Wicked Lit 2017 Photos – Thoth’s Labyrinth

Take a peek inside Thoth’s Labyrinth, the mausoleum play for Wicked Lit 2017, through the lens of master photographer Daniel Kitayama! The play is loosely inspired by the Egyptian legend “The Book of Thoth” as adapted by Unbound Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, directed by Darin Anthony.

Wicked Lit 2017 runs September 29 – November 11, weekend performances are already selling out!

Here are just a few Wicked Lit 2017 photos:

Wicked Lit 2017 photos by Daniel Kitayama. Please provide photo credits as outlined above with publication.


Mystery Lit Photo Flash

Enjoy some photos from Mystery Lit 2017: Holmes Sherlock and The Consulting Detective! We open in ONE MONTH – some performances are already filling up.

Mystery Lit at the Los Angeles Arboretum.
Chairman Barnes as “The Consulting Detective.” Mystery Lit 2017. Heidi Marie Photography.
Mystery Lit 2017. Heidi Marie Photography.
Paul Romero, Chairman Barnes and Richard Large as “Sherlock,” “The Consulting Detective” and “Holmes.” Mystery Lit 2017. Heidi Marie Photography.
Mystery Lit 2017. Heidi Marie Photography.
Richard Large as “Holmes.” Mystery Lit 2017. Heidi Marie Photography.
Mystery Lit 2017. Heidi Marie Photography.
Joe Camareno and Chairman Barnes as “Watson” and “The Consulting Detective.” Mystery Lit 2017. Heidi Marie Photography.
Mystery Lit 2017. Heidi Marie Photography.
Joe Camareno as “Watson.” Mystery Lit 2017. Heidi Marie Photography.

A Night at the Colony – Update

A Wicked Lit fundraiser at the Colony Theatre
New horror plays, Shakespearean burlesque, magic and more!
555 N 3rd St. Burbank, CA 91502
(adjacent to the Burbank Town Center)

Sunday, April 23, 2015
6-11 p.m. * Ages 18+

Join us for a delicious evening of desserts, librations and wicked entertainment including:

Toil and Trouble
Toil and Trouble, coming to the Colony Theatre: April 23, 2017

Toil and Trouble
Shakespearean Burlesque!

LA’s sexiest literary-inspired performance troupe brings their iambic delights (and only some of their clothes) to the Colony Stage


Wicked Lit staged reading - 2009
Maria Lee in A Ghost Story. Photo by Daniel Kitayama.

A staged reading of a brand new Wicked Lit play
directed by Paul Millet

Title announced soon!





The Twilight Zone Logo
The Twilight Zone staged reading
at A Night at the Colony.

Twilight Zone staged reading
Rod Serling’s “The Lonely”
directed by Jeff G. Rack





Anastasia Elfman in The Voodoo You Do. Force of Nature Productions.
Anastasia Elfman in The Voodoo You Do.
Force of Nature Productions.

The Voodoo You Do
by Andy Shultz
directed by Corey Chappell
featuring Anastasia Elfman, Jahel Corbán Caldera & Sebastian Muñoz
Presented by Force of Nature Productions

A hilarious, fully produced, one-act horror comedy!

– Silent auction
– Decadent desserts
– Sumptuous wines

And much more to be announced!
Admission Is Limited to 200

Check Your Email for a Special Code!

Questions? Call 323-332-2065 or send an email to

Early Wicked Lit Photos – Sneak Peek!

Brand new Wicked Lit Photos

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 2014 here.

These fabulous photos were taken by Daniel Kitayama. The play was adapted by John Lesie and is directed by Jeff G. Rack.




Wicked Lit at ScareLA

Wicked Lit at ScareLA

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 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.


Tickets to A Night at the Mausoleum II are available now!

Make your reservations now – we will sell out!

Saturday, April12, 2014
6 p.m.-12 a.m.

Poker Tournament *  Play Readings * Short Film Screening
Silent Auction *  Cash Bar & Munchies

Admission limited to 150
Poker tournament ~ $45 buy-in (49 max)*

General admission ~ $25 (100 max)*

MEMBERS GET $5 OFF Check Your Email for a Special Code!

Make your reservations now – we will sell out!
For more details, visit the A Night at the Mausoleum II page.

Announcing Our 2014 Events – Members Get In Free!

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.

Katie Pelensky - Photo by Daniel Kitayama
Katie Pelensky in a staged reading of “The Garden Party” – Photo by Daniel Kitayama

Workshop Reading
Mystery Lit: Sherlock Was Wrong May, 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!
Location: TBD

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - Wicked Lit 2013
Ilona Kulinska and Eric DeLoretta in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” – Wicked Lit 2013. Photo by Daniel Kitayama.

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.


The Criticis Rave About Wicked Lit 2013

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:"The Lurking Fear" - Wicked Lit 2013

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