WICKED LIT 2013 Sells Out to the 'Wall' Two Weeks Prior to Closing
Unbound Productions Co-Artistic Directors Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet, and Jeff G. Rack are thrilled to share that the 5th Anniversary Production of the popular horror story adaptation series Wicked Lit at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California has sold out to the proverbial wall. There are zero tickets still available for the general public for Wicked Lit 2013 which closes on November 2; all remaining seats have been reserved for Members and other donors that support the non-profit theatre company.
"We're speechless," said Rack. "This year's show was the culmination of five years of hard work by a village of people - actors, designers, technicians, directors, writers, and patrons. For our show to have responded to this well, this quickly, by this many people - it's truly humbling."
Wicked Lit 2013 is comprised of world premiere adaptations of H.P Lovecraft's The Lurking Fear, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The New Catacomb, and the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired The Masque of the Red Death Experience as well as a revival of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Over 100 tickets for the show have been requested on a standby basis with another 100+ similar requests are expected to come between now and the end of the run. Previously considered by some as merely a "Halloween attraction," Wicked Lit has been running at just under 100% capacity since October 3. Overall, the show will gross nearly $100,000 in total revenue.
Said Millet, "There was one early Thursday performance that had a few unused tickets - but that's been in. We set out to produce the 'Best Wicked Lit Ever,' and if our press, reviews, audiences, and peer responses are to be believed, we have accomplished that goal. But we're not satisfied! We have big plans for next year already in the works."
Amidst "Wicked Lit Fever," Unbound Productions has also announced a lineup of new events, including two new "Lits," for 2014. The company will mount workshop readings of Mystery Lit: Sherlock Was Wrong (May 2014, Pasadena Central Library) and Holiday Lit: A Christmas Carol (December 2014, Pasadena Museum History) as well as a fully produced Wicked Lit Installation of W.W. Jacobs The Monkey's Paw and Wicked Lit 2014 at yet to be determined locations. Mystery Lit is supported in part by the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Department. Unbound Productions is also supported by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, individual donors, and a growing Membership base.
"We unveiled our Membership program during the run of Wicked Lit this year and the response has been tremendous," said Josephson. "After 13 performances, more than 50 individuals have committed to supporting our organization with monthly contributions. People can't wait to see what we have in store for 2014 and beyond!"
Members of Unbound Productions donate $10/month to the theatre company as a way of providing a sustainable source of revenue of the organization. Members are invited to see every one of Unbound's shows again and again, subject to availability.
The mission of Unbound Productions is to create new theatrical adaptations of classic literature and produce them in non-traditional venues as immersive events. Unbound's first-ever production was Wicked Lit 2009, staged on the grounds of Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. Since that time, over 6,000 patrons have enjoyed full productions of adaptations of authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Robert E. Howard, Washington Irving, Robert Louis Stevenson and mant others. Unbound has also produced History Lit at the Pasadena Museum of History, Wicked Lit Installations at the LA Mart and Millennium Biltmore Hotel, and Flash Performances at the West Hollywood Library and the WeHo Barney's Beanery.
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