Wicked Lit Announces Major Changes To Format

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson and Artistic Director Paul Millet have announced the details for Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse, the company's 10th annual immersive theatre event that will for the 9th consecutive year take place at Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena, California.

The production will run October 4-November 10, 2018 and feature world premiere adaptation of Teig O'Kane and the Corpse by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm (WL17: Liliom, Hollywood Fringe Festival: Wounded), Directed by Millet (WL17: The Open Door, WL16: Camp Mountain View); and an all new production of The Chimes: A Goblin Story, which was originally produced as a part of the first two Wicked Lit productions at Mountain View (2010 and 2011). The play is adapted by Jonathan Josephson (WL17: Thoth's Labyrinth, WL16: Anansi and the Demons) and directed by Darin Anthony (WL17: Thoth's Labyrinth, The Abingdon Theatre: The Good Boy).

There are several exciting new changes for this year's show, including:

- Two curtain times: 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
- 75 minute total runtime
- Lower ticket prices
- Smaller group sizes
- Entire performance and lobby will be indoors
- No pre-show performances, but there will be an interactive "museum" exhibit featuring past Wicked Lit costumes, puppets, and photo opportunities

Tickets will be on sale soon, details announced on Facebook @WickedLit, Instagram @UnboundProductions, and Twitter @UnboundProdLA.

For the past five years, Wicked Lit has played to 100% capacity drawing over 16,000 patrons to Altadena during that time. Time Out Los Angeles called Wicked Lit "One of the best Los Angeles theater productions for the fall!" Previous Wicked Lit Productions have been Ovation Recommended, won five Ovation Awards including Sound Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, and a special award for Puppetry Design (all in the "Large Venue" category). WIcked Lit has also twice been named the "Best Halloween Event of the Year" by Hollywood Gothique, a Top 10 production by LA Magazine, Pasadena Weekly, Stage Raw, NBC Locals, Thrillist, Theme Park Adventure, and Culture Spot LA.

Teig O'Kane and the Corpse is the 35th plays to receive its world premiere from Unbound Productions. Several of these plays have gone on to be produced by schools and theatre companies across the country and around the world including England, Scotland and Cameroon.


Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse audiences will experience two short plays as they are led through mausoleum by Storyguides. This is a walking show - patrons must be able to comfortably walk a minimum of 1,000 steps and climb stairs in order to experience this production. The production may contain mature themes, theatrical violence, and is recommended for audiences ages 13+. The running time will be approximately 75 minutes without an intermission.


The design team for Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse includes Hilda Kane (Lighting Designer), Darrell Clark (Lighting Designer), Christine Cover Ferro (Costume Designer), Drew Dalzell (Sound Designer), Noelle Hoffman (Sound Designer), Amanda Sauter (Production Designer), Julie Pound (Resident Make-Up Designer), Judi Lewin (Co- Make-up Designer/ Wig & Hair Design), Joe Seely (Lead Puppeteer), McKenzie R. Eckels (Props Designer).


The mission of Unbound Productions is to reimagine timeless stories for new audiences by creating immersive, theatrical adaptations of literature. Visit wickedlit.org for complete pricing and scheduling details.




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