Wickedly Entertaining Theater

Love the theater? Looking for a new adventure this Halloween Season? Then look no further than Wicked Lit. Unbound Productions Co-Artistic Directors Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet, and Jeff G. Rack have announced the line-up for the 2012 incarnation of the popular horror story adaptation series WICKED LIT that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. The production will run from October 12-31, 2012 and feature world premiere adaptations of M.R. James’ “Count Magnus”, F. Marion Crawford’s “The Dead Smile” and Johann Ludwig Tieck ‘s “Wake Not the Dead.” All three adaptations are by Josephson, Rack, and Millet.

The 2012 incarnation of WICKED LIT will feature several enhanced features that previous Unbound Productions shows have not. “This year – the experience will truly begin the moment that the audience emerges from their cars,” said Josephson. “We don’t want to give away too much, but we promise our patrons 100% immersive theatre.”

“And did we mention that we have vampires this year?” added Millet. “Wicked Lit will be great theatre and is adapted from classic literature – but it will not be for the weak of heart.”

WICKED LIT audiences will experience three short plays as they are led through the grounds of the mausoleum and cemetery by a Storyguide. WICKED LIT is a walking show – patrons must be able to comfortably walk a minimum of 2,000 paces and climb stairs in order to experience this production. WICKED LIT is recommended for audiences ages 13+.

The first annual WICKED LIT production was staged in 2009 on the grounds of Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Since that time, over 3,000 patrons have enjoyed full productions of adaptations of authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Robert E. Howard, Washington Irving and Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Plays

Johann Ludwig Tieck’s vampire story “Wake Not the Dead”
Adapted by Paul Millet
Directed by Douglas Clayton

Walter was willing to do anything to resurrect his first love, but some bargains should never be made. Now he must turn to the only person left who can help him confront his immortal creation ~ his wife.

F. Marion Crawford’s “The Dead Smile”
Adapted and directed by Jeff G. Rack

A horrible family curse, spirits from the past, and a disfigured, manipulative parent attempt to keep two young lovers apart in this classic chiller, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

M.R. James’ “Count Magnus”
Adapted by Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Paul Millet

Mr. Wraxall is a British travel writer who has journeyed to the town of Vestergothland, Sweden in search of something captivating to report back to his readership. The only thing interesting about the village are the rumors of a long-dead nobleman who used to terrorize the countryside with his violent sense of justice. Mr. Wraxall is determined to satisfy his readers and his own personal curiosity about the haunting secrets that float about this strange little town – but will he lose (his) face in the process?

For more information, showtimes and prices, visit their website at http://www.wickedlit.org/index.html

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