Starting on October 2, the Wicked Lit Halloween Theatre Festival will return to the Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery for its seventh season of immersive entertainment, offering patrons an opportunity to enjoy adaptations of classic horror stories in authentic locations. This year's trilogy of terror consists of The Grove of Rashomon, The Ebony Frame, and The Fall of the House of Usher; plus, there will be a wraparound tale based on Poe's "The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether" (which, being set in an asylum literally being run by inmates, offers an excellent centerpiece for the evening's entertainment).
At this time, tickets are on sale only to members of Unbound Productions, the company behind the event. When they do go on sale to the general public, you should buy yours as soon as possible - the show sells out every Halloween.
Patrons will need to walk, in the dark over uneven terrain, possibly in inclement weather, so comfortable shoes and warm clothing are suggested.
All shows start at 7:30pm, but it is a good idea to arrive before then - the "atmosphere" begins early. The show runs approximately two hours and forty-five minutes.
Though vastly different from other Halloween haunts in Los Angeles, Wicked Lit stands among the very best. In fact, it topped Hollywood Gothique's annual Halloween Haunt Awards two years running. You don't want to miss this one!
The annual Halloween Theatre Festival is not the only iron Wicked Lit has in the fire; Unbound Productions stages other events year round. Their schedule includes:
- "The Monkey's Paw" - currently wrapping up a three-week run tonight at the Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery, playing at 7:15, 8:15, and 9:15pm.
- "Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock, and the Consulting Detective" at the Contrapuntal Performance Hall on August 2 at 2pm.
- "Wicked Lit at the Huntington" - featuring staged readings of "Young Goodman Brown," "The Open Door," and "The Unnamable" at the Huntington Library, Collections, and Botanical Gardens on August 22 at 7pm.