Set in 1931 England, The Doll tells the story of Jane Joska and Miss O’Brien, two dutiful caretakers within the home of the beleaguered Colonel Masters. When young Monica is given a package that arrives mysteriously at their doorstep, a force enters the house that turns their quiet little world upside down. (Official text)
Unbound Productions, which has offered its unique and often insightful and entertaining series of immersive, “follow-the-actors” play adaptations through History Lit and Wicked Lit (normally staged around Halloween), presents The Doll at the Strub Mansion in Pasadena. Included in the evening’s event is a staged reading of the new Wicked Lit play The Shadowy Third.
Strub Hall is an Italianate Beaux Arts home at the heart of the eight-acre Mayfield campus. The home was built between 1914-1919 for an oil magnate, and purchased for the Society of the Holy Child Jesus by Dr. Charles and Vera Strub in 1950. (Official text)
Thursday, July 24th-Saturday, July 26th, 3 showings each night
Mayfield Senior School, 500 Bellefontaine St., Pasadena 91105
Parking is on site and free
Tickets: $25; see times and purchase tickets here
Wicked Lit in October (2014): the lineup includes Dracula’s Guest, La Llorona, and The Monk to be held for the fifth year at the beautiful (and yes, a bit creepy) Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. Peruse show times and purchase tickets here. Cost: $45-$70.