Published : Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 1:16 PM
Unbound Productions announces the details for Wicked Lit 2017, the company’s 9th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 8th year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, beginning September 29 and continuing through November 11.
The production will feature world premiere adaptations of Ambrose Bierce’s The Damned Thing, adapted by Jeff G. Rack (The Monkey’s Paw, The Unammable), directed by Sebastian Munoz (Force of Nature Productions); Thoth’s Labyrinth, adapted by Jonathan Josephson (Anansi and the Demons, Humana Festival), Directed by Darin Anthony (The Grove of Rashomon, Moving Arts); and Margaret Oliphant’s The Open Door, Adapted by Kirsten Brandt (The Snow Queen, Berzerkergäng), Directed by Paul Millet (Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective; Smoke and Mirrors). The frame for Wicked Lit 2017: Liliom, by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm (O’Neill Finalist), Directed by James Castle Stevens (From Beyond enhanced staged reading in 2015, Glendale Center Theatre).
Wicked Lit 2017 will run seven weeks and feature the popular behind-the-scenes “Backstage Experience” for an additional fee. This fundraising initiative allows a small number of guests to receive insight from the creators of the show while touring the Mausoleum.
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 steps and climb stairs in order to experience this production. The productions may contain mature themes, theatrical violence, and sexual situations and is recommended for audiences ages 16+. The running time will be approximately 3 hours including two intervals.
The mission of Unbound Productions, the theatre company that produces Wicked Lit, is to reimagine timeless stories for new audiences by creating immersive, theatrical adaptations of literature.
The Damned Thing
Hugh finds himself inside a mysterious church where he discovers super-natural abilities… and his own mangled dead body. When his best friend is identified as a suspect in his murder, Hugh must find a way to manipulate the investigation to discover who – or what – actually caused his death.
Featuring Eric DeLoretta, Eric Keitel and Michael Prichard.
Three adventurers and their sidekicks and on the hunt for one of the most sought after artifacts of ancient history – The Book of Thoth. The Book is said to grant the reader magical abilities and endless life. As the adventuring pairs pursue the Book, deeply kept secrets and painful lies are revealed as an offbeat archaeological expedition becomes a race between life and death.
Featuring Joe Camareno, Kevin Dulude, Sawyer Fuller, LizAnne Keigley, David TY-Reza and Morgan Zenith.
The Open Door
There are dark things in the in the old ruins – no one goes back there, and for good reason. But with a child’s life at state, reason has nothing to do with it.
Featuring Bradley Bundlie, John Patrick Daly, Jena Hunt, Richard Large, Michael Perl, Brian David Pope and Tessa Willshire
The frame for Wicked Lit 2017:
Welcome to Liliom – the first stop after death, on your way to either Heaven or Hell. Though for some, Liliom is the final destination.
Featuring Todd Andrew Ball, Jennifer Novak Chun, Alec Gaylord and Tosca Minotto
Visit wickedlit.org for complete pricing and scheduling details. Wicked Lit is also on Facebook. Mountain
Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery is located at 2300 N. Marengo Ave. Altadena.