Unbound Productions likes interactive theater—Wicked Lit and History Lit—where the audience sits or stands feet, even inches from the action, able to feel the emotional energy, the very breath of the actors. Walking from here to there, from set to set, scene to scene. We loved the immediacy and immersion during HistoryLit, which held inside the renovated Fenyes mansion and around the grounds of the Pasadena Museum of History.
A free staged reading (reservations strongly encouraged)—Mystery Lit—presents a “mash-up” of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-Headed League, and The Adventure of the Copper Beeches. The adaptation is by Jonathan Josephson and will draw the audience throughout the historic Pasadena Central Library, which was designed by the firm of Myron Hunt and H.C. Chambers.
(Hunt and Chambers were one of ten California architectural firms invited to submit drawings for the Library, Civic Hall, and the Civic Auditorium. Architects were advised to reference the styles of the Renaissance “or later periods as found in Mediterranean countries.” Library construction was begun May 19, 1925 and the building was dedicated on Lincoln’s birthday, February 12th, in 1927. CityofPasadena.net)
Thursday, May 22nd, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 24th, 2 p.m.
Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St. 91101
Free event; members get reserved seating – only $10/mo (sign up here)
For more info, visit UnboundProductions.org