First Stab Festival 2018: Wicked Lit

FIRST STAB II: WICKED LIT – July 14-15, Pasadena Central Library

Staged readings of five new plays, adapted from classic literature for the Halloween season

The series features two afternoons of free script-in-hand play readings at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium inside the Pasadena Central Library: 285 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101. Reservations are encouraged, past readings have sold out.

Admission is free but RSVPs are highly encouraged.

Saturday, July 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Daphne du Maurier’s “Kiss Me Again, Stranger”
adapted by Jena Hunt
directed by Alison Bibicoff

Gaston Leroux’s “Le Fantôm de l’opéra”
adapted by Joe Camareno
directed by James Castle Stevens

Sunday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m.

“This Hungry Churchyard”
inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”
by Jonathan Josephson
directed by Sebastian Munoz

“The Unholy Sisters”
inspired by “The Malleus Maleficarum” by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger
by Susannah Myvold
directed by Paul Millet

Edith Nesbit’s “The Power of Darkness”
adapted by Diana Woody
directed by Richard Large

All plays were initially submitted or commissioned by Unbound Productions Each afternoon of readings will run roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Admission is free but RSVPs are highly encouraged.

NOTE: plays may contain adult content. Recommended for ages 13+. Email Jonathan for details.

Ample free parking on site, please read all posted signs.

These plays were selected form a pool of wonderfully talented playwrights and directors through a comprehensive internal process. Participating playwrights include Brenda Varda, Tosca Minotto, Joe Camareno, David Charles, Diana Woody, Benjamin Scuglia, Jena Hunt, Susannah Myrvold, and Jonathan Josephson. Participating directors include Aurora Culver, Julie Ouelette, Liz Lanier, James Castle Stevens, Paul Millet, Sebastian Munoz Richard Large, Debbie McMahon, Darin Anthony, and Allison Bibicoff.