You have a chance to “read” the adaptations of six short stories this weekend at the Pasadena Central Library, where Unbound Productions will be holding its First Stab Festival on Saturday and Sunday, both days at 3 pm, and you can listen to their readings free of charge.
On Saturday they will read The Bell, based on “A Thumbprint and What Became of It,” by Mark Twain, adapted by Angie Hobin and directed by Paul Millet. This will be followed by Ambrose Bierce’s My Favorite Murder, adapted by Jeff Folschinsky and directed by Darin Anthony. The afternoon will round up with Louisa May Alcott’s A Double Tragedy: An Actor’s Story, adapted by Jonathan Josephson and directed by Diana Wyenn.
On Sunday the readings will include Thomas Baily Aldrich’s The Danseuse, adapted by Susannah Myrvold and directed by Richard Large, William Leggett’s The Rifle – adapted by Diana Woody and directed by Lora Ivanova, and end up with Anna Katherine Green’s The Doctor, His Wife and the Clock, adapted by Melanie MacQueen and directed by Brian David Pope.
Unbound Productions is the immersive theater company that presents Wicket Lit around Halloween time and just recently presented Mystery Lit at the Santa Anita Train Depot, next to the LA Arboretum, in Arcadia. These readings are new Mystery Lit adaptations in the works. Although the tickets are free, you are encouraged to reserve your space for the readings, which you can do by following this link. The material is recommended for ages 13 and up.
The event will be held in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium, inside the Pasadena Central Library, located at 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena 91101.
Photo: Andy Thacher (Sherlock), John T. Cogan (The King) and Joe Camereno (Watson) in “Holmes, Sherlock, and The Consulting Detective” at a similar reading at The Huntington on June 26, 2015. Photo credit: Erin Braswell
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