Posts tagged ‘theatre’

September 19, 2012

Wicked Lit

The scheduled for this year’s Wicked Lit has been posted and I’m in talks with a friend who is trying to get a group together to attend.

The scope of Wicked Lit is to create and produce new stage plays based on classic horror literature. Over 15 Wicked Lit plays have been written since 2007 including adaptations of works by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Mark Twain, M. R. James, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving and many others.




Ok, so my understanding of Wicket Lit is this. It is an annual October event produced by Unbound Productions. The reason I’m so psyched about this is because some years back, I went to a play about the Dalai Lama that took place outdoors (I think it was at the Arroyo). The audience basically followed the actors as they literally moved from scene to scene, so that we ended up journeying through the story with them along paths through the park. It was so cool and really added another level to the performance that really drew us in.

That was apparently also an Unbound Production and that is apparently how they roll. They take you with them so that you can feel like you’re a party of the story.


Oh, man, that means Wicket Lit is going to be wicked cool. It takes place this year at the Mountain View Cemetery Mausoleum in Pasadena. eeks!

Back for 2012, Wicked Lit features dynamic adaptations of classic horror literature presented at Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. Walk the hollowed burial grounds of Mountain View as three scary stories unfold all around you.



Katie Pelensky and Michael Perl :: The Chimes at Mountain View Mausoluem.

Brian David Pope and William Joseph Hill :: The Cask of Amontillado at Mountain View Mausoleum.











So, if you’re looking for something different and spooky to do this Halloween, you might want to check out Wicked Lit’s schedule.


WHAT:  Wicked Lit

WHEN:  October 12-31, 2012

WHERE:  Mountain View Mausoleum, Altadena, CA



September 7, 2012

Tchaikovsky, Fireworks ‘n’ The Fam

I’m pretty excited about watching the Tchaikovsky Fireworks Spectacular tomorrow with the family. It’s my mom’s birthday on Sunday and my parents anniversary next week, so we’ll be celebrating with a lovely picnic, great music and dazzling lights. This may be my last outdoor concert/event of the summer, so I’ll literally be ending the season with a bang. It’ll also be my first time watching fireworks at The Bowl (finally!), so I’m pretty psyched about that, too.

I hope you all have an amazing, fun, relaxed or whichever other fun-time-adjective weekend!

Happy Friday!




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September 5, 2012

Bogart & Bacall

Bogey & Bacall. One of Hollywood’s most iconic couples. Check out the excerpt from a letter Bogart wrote to Bacall. Ahhh, so romantic! *le sigh*




Slim darling, you came along and into my arms and into my heart and all the real true love I have is yours – and now I’m afraid you won’t understand and that you’ll become impatient and that I’ll lose you – but even if that happened, I wouldn’t stop loving you for you are my last love and all the rest of my life I shall love you and watch you and be ready to help you should you ever need help.

All the nice things I do each day would be so much sweeter and so much gayer if you were with me. I find myself saying a hundred times a day, ‘If Slim could only see that’ or ‘I wish Slim could hear this.’ I want to make a new life with you – I want all the friends I’ve lost to meet you and know you and love you as I do – and live again with you, for the past years have been terribly tough, damn near drove me crazy. You’ll soon be here, Baby, and when you come you’ll bring everything that’s important to me in this world with you.

— Humphrey Bogart’s letter to Lauren Bacall


{Found via Modern Hepburn}


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August 16, 2012

Old School Jam: Sweet Caroline

Guess who’s taking her parents to see Neil Diamond at the Greek tonight?

Yep, this is basically going to be us. 🙂





May 16, 2012

LA Film Fest

Woah, I can’t believe it’s already time for the LA Film Fest again! Hopefully this year I’ll get a movie or two in before it ends.


What:  LA Film Fest
When:  June 14-24, 2012
Where:  Downtown, Los Angeles