The line-up has been disclosed. The “Eeek” factor has been turned up a notch. It’s time to purchase your tickets for this year’s Wicked Lit.
This Halloween, Wicked Lit (from Unbound Productions producers/directors Paul Millet, Jeff G. Rack, and Jonathan Josephson of History Lit), will be held at the beautiful, formidable Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena.
“Patrons will walk the grounds of the Mausoleum as our theatrical adaptations come to life in this frightening new theatrical event!” their website states.
“Wake Not the Dead” is purported to be the “absolutely first vampire prose story.” It was written in 1800 by Johann Ludwig Tieck of Germany. He was a poet, playwright, novelist, and translator, part of the Romantic movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and wrote “witty, dramatic satire,” “dramatic poems,” and an “admirable fairy-tale” (from tower.com).
“Wake Not the Dead” tells the story of Walter who wishes more than anything to resurrect his first love. Bargains are made and his immortal creation hasn’t turned out exactly as he’d planned (surprise, surprise), leaving Walter to “turn to the only person left who can help him—his wife.”
The second story is an adaptation from F. Marion Crawford‘s “The Dead Smile,” which includes family curses, displaced spirits, disfigured authority figures, and young lovers fighting to stay together, and to stay alive.
Third on the evening’s menu is M.R. James‘ “Count Magnus.” It’s set in a small village in Sweden where it is said a long-dead nobleman “used to terrorize the countryside with his violent sense of justice.” Mr. Waxall, a British travel writer, gets the notion to fish out the truth in order to dish his readers a tasty story, but will “he lose (face) in the process?”
Opening Friday, October 12th and running through Wednesday, October 31st.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Mountain View Mausoleum, 2300 N. Marengo Ave., Altadena
Tickets range from $39 to $45
For more info, call 818.242.7910 or visit wickedlit.org