From October 4th to November 2nd, the popular horror story adaptation series Wicked Lit will take place at the suitably macabre Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California, running the world premiere adaptations of H.P Lovecraft’s The Lurking Fear and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The New Catacomb as well as a startling revival of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Unbound Productions co-artistic directors Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet, and Jeff G. Rack announced the line-up for the Fifth Anniversary Production. Millet, who will direct The Lurking Fear as well as the Wicked Lit Experience, says “We don’t want to give away too much, but this year the experience will truly begin the moment the audience emerges from their cars.”
Wicked Lit audiences will experience three short plays as they are led through the grounds of the mausoleum and cemetery by Storyguides. 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 and up.
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 mission of Unbound Productions, the theatre company that produces Wicked Lit as well as the newly launched History Lit, is to create new theatrical adaptations of classic literature and produce them in non-traditional venues.
All performances will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30-$60. For more details, go to wickedlit.org or call (323) 332-2065. For more on Wicked Lit, keep a watch on DiaboliqueMagazine.com!
– By Harvey Chartrand