Unbound Productions Co-Artistic Directors Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet, and Jeff G. Rack have an eerie and atmospheric line-up for the 5th anniversary production 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 4-November 2, 2013 and feature world premiere adaptations of H.P Lovecraft’s "The Lurking Fear" and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s "The New Catacomb," as well as a revival of Washington Irving’s "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
“For our 5th anniversary production, we are committed to producing the best Wicked Lit ever. That means a more 'immersive' experience with more scares, more intriguing stories, and mind-blowing special effects and surprises,” said Rack, who will direct “Sleepy Hollow,” co-adapt ‘Lurking Fear’ and also oversee the production design and special effects for the event.
Millet, who will direct “The Lurking Fear” as well as the Wicked Lit Experience added, “We don’t want to give away too much, but this year – the experience will truly begin the moment that the audience emerges from their cars.”
This will be the second time that Unbound has produced Josephson’s adaptation of “Sleepy Hollow,” the first time was as a part of the first Wicked Lit at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills in 2009. “Only 350 people saw that production, and since we now have a full cemetery to
play with for the epic horse chase at the end, we thought it was time to re-imagine this play in a darker, even more ‘Wicked Lit’ fashion,” said Josephson, who also adapted “The New Catacomb” and co-adapted “The Lurking Fear.”
Wicked Lit audiences will experience three short plays as they are led through the grounds of the mausoleum and cemetery by Story-guides. It 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 audience members ages 13 and up.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The New Catacomb”
Burger, the American, and Kennedy, the Brit, are great friends, and have been since their days at university. But when Burger makes a life-altering discovery in the depths of a long-since forgotten Roman crypt – their friendship may be put to the ultimate test.
Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
A lyrical reimaging of the beloved tale of the good-hearted schoolmaster Ichabod Crane and his deadly encounter with the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Lurking Fear”
There’s something out there, and it’s taking our women. We need to find it, kill it – or die trying.
Wicked Lit performs October 4 through November 2, 2013. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30-$60. Call 323-332-2065 or visit www.wickedlit.org.
Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery is located at 2300 N. Marengo Ave. in Altadena. Ample free parking is available on the grounds.