Wicked Lit Staged Readings at A Noise Within

The Unholy Sisters, From Beyond, and The Grove of Rashomon on Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. Enhanced staged readings in the John & Barbara Lawrence Hall

Published : Monday, December 2, 2019 | 11:35 AM

Dusty Hess and Eric Keitel in From Beyond stained glass. Photo by John Thvedt

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson and Artistic Director Paul Millet have announced the details for Wicked Lit Staged Readings at A Noise Within. The enhanced staged reading will feature The Unholy Sisters by Susannah Myrvold (premiered at First Stab Festival II in 2018), directed by Millet; H.P. Lovecraft’s From Beyond adapted by Trey Nichols (World Premiere – Wicked Lit 2016), directed by Shaina Rosenthal; and The Grove of Rashomon adapted by Jonathan Josephson, from the short story “In A Grove” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (World Premiere – Wicked Lit 2015) directed by Darrell Kunitomi.

Stories of darkness and horror are as old humanity, and just as universal. Journey with us through three short plays inspired by the darker side of storytelling – meet a scientist who has broken through a new plane of existence in a Lovecraftian thriller; take a journey alongside a fanatical Medieval inquisitor on his hapless search for witches; and travel to 13th Century Japan to relive a haunting, harrowing tale of violence from a multitude of perspectives.

Tickets are on sale now at anoisewithin.org/play/wicked-lit/, details announced on Facebook @WickedLit, Instagram @UnboundProductions, and Twitter @UnboundProdLA.

Performance are on Sunday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. and Tickets are pay what you choose, starting at $10 For more information go to anoisewithin.org/play/wicked-lit or call (626) 356-3100.

A Noise Within (John & Barbara Lawrence Hall) is located at 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., in Pasadena.

Free parking is available directly behind the theatre at the Sierra Madre Villa Metro Parking Structure, which is located at: 149 N. Halstead St., Pasadena.

About Unbound Productions

Founded in 2008 by Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet and Jeff G. Rack, Unbound Productions is a nonprofit theatre company whose mission is to create immersive, theatrical adaptations of classic stories for new audiences. Over 30,000 patrons have enjoyed our Wicked Lit, Mystery Lit, and History Lit theatre events at venues including Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery, the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Pasadena Museum of History, ScareLA, and Barney’s Beanery in West Hollywood. Unbound has also presented staged readings at Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, Midsummer Scream, Long Beach Comic Con, Pasadena Art Walk, the West Hollywood Book Fair, NoHo Lit Crawl, The Chance Theatre, The Echo Theatre Company, and many other venues and events. Unbound has produced 35 world premiere plays throughout its history, some of which have gone on to be produced at venues across the country as well as Scotland, England and Cameroon.

About Noise Now at A Noise Within

Noise Now is an opportunity to expand A Noise Within’s family by engaging with its neighboring communities and peer organizations. Noise Now is more than an audience development initiative – it is a commitment to being a great neighbor, to building relationships with audiences and artists, and to demonstrating its eagerness to listen well and respond courageously.

Noise Now is an enhanced commitment to being of service to all audiences. It aims to illuminate and activate underrepresented populations, communities of color, young people, and all others not equitably represented at the theatre. In addition, it is activating non-traditional or underutilized spaces throughout the A Noise Within campus. Noise Now is excited to challenge themselves, identify how disruptive they can push to be, and commit to making decisions “with” – as opposed to “for” – the audiences.

By expanding its artistry to include dance, music, art installations, non-traditional theatre and beyond, Noise Now is opening its home to audiences new to theatre and new to them, in addition to facilitating work that illuminates overlap between its mission and the missions of its collaborators.

By hosting increasingly inclusive events and pursuing partnerships with peer organizations, Noise Now aims to expand its reach and diversify its offerings. This is an opportunity to listen to the neighbors, identify who’s not in the room, and hold ourselves accountable to being flexible and working differently where appropriate.

Join Noise Now as they re-introduce themselves, as they go outside their comfort zone, and as they ask how they can be of service to the neighborhood.






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