Literature & History – A Walking Play

May 1, 2012

Photo by John T. Cogan

It’s an interesting idea: “original stage adaptations of literature that reflect history.”

Unbound Productions in collaboration with the Pasadena Museum of History present History Lit, three short plays that the audiences experience as they are led through Fenyes Mansion, Curtin House and the Estate Gardens. You walk and you watch a play—now that’s intriguing.

The stories come from “some of the greatest women writers of the 19th and 20th centuries”: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Katherine Mansfield. The plays are adapted from Stowe’s “The Two Altars: Or Two Pictures in One,” Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and Mansfield’s “The Garden Party.”

The idea of History Lit is based on the successful Wicked Lit, productions of classic horror stories, put on every October.

Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet, and Jeff G. Rack are the Co-Artistic Directors of Unbound Productions and have created, written, and produced History Lit, a “fresh and exciting approach that shares our cultural heritage through great literature, mesmerizing theatre, and superb settings” (PMH Executive Director Jeannette O’Malley).

History Lit
May 11-20, 8 p.m., nine performances only
Tickets: $39 each
470 Walnut St.
For more info, call 818.242.7910 or visit

Editor’s Note: Unbound Productions will be performing “The Yellow Wallpaper” at LitFest Pasadena, Saturday, May 12th in Central Park (275 S. Raymond Ave.) at 2:10 p.m. For more info on this inaugural community-wide book festival, visit



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