I read articles every month or so about plays and playwrights suffering through "development hell" - plays that get reading after reading to the point that it feels like the development is the goal and not a production. For me, with my Sherlockian mash-up Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective, I honestly feel like I've been in development heaven, especially as we approach what will be the 4th staged reading of the piece November 5-6 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. The play has a complex, inter-weaving plot that's taken me a little while to fully figure out, and having this much time and talent (fantastic directors, incredible casts!) thrown at it has only made the piece stronger, clearer and more fun. With that said, Unbound is itching to produce this thing full out! If you have a lead on a venue that might work for an immersive Baker Street experience, do let me know. I had a great chat with BroadwayWorld about the piece, you can read that interview here. Tickets to the reading are $15 though I may have comps available.Purchase here, or email me for details: TICKETS
Wicked Lit 2016 is entering it's final three weeks of performances at Mountain View Mausoleum and cemetery (we close 11/12) - critics and audiences are loving the show! From Hollywood Qothique: "After La Loronas and The Grove of Rashomon, this year’s Anansi and the Demons represents Jonathan Josephson’s third effort at bringing cultural diversity to Wicked Lit more, reaching beyond the canon of western horror and gothic literature to craft a story based upon African legends. This may be the best one yet."
More love for Wicked Lit 2016: "Another Run, Don’t Walk, Year!" - Creepy LA "One of the 10 reasons Halloween is better in LA" - Time Out Los Angeles "...should not be missed by anyone interested in an immersive and kinetic theater experience!" - Culture Spot LA
Mystery Lit: HOLMES, SHERLOCK AND THE CONSULTING DETECTIVE a mash-up of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Red-Headed League, "A Scandal in Bohemia" and "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" adapted by Jonathan Josephson November 5 & 6 at 3pm LA County Arboretum. An updated version from what was presented at the Huntington Library last year! TICKETS: unboundproductions.org
Pasadena Central Library: A CHISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens' adapted by Paul Millet, directed by Jeff G. Rack December 15 at 7pm CHARLES DICKENS' XMAS TREE adapted by Jonathan Josephson December 22 at 7pm Free to attend, RSVP encouraged TICKETS: unboundproductions.org
SOCAL SPOTLIGHT Spooky Creatures in the Garden LA Arboretum October 29 9a-12p Halloween activities are designed for children ages 10 and under and include mini pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, games and prizes, spooky storytime, costume parade, and face painting. Dressing in costume is encouraged!