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History Lit Brings Theater To The Pasadena Museum Of History

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Unbound Productions is on our radar every Halloween with Wicked Lit, which offers a series of horror plays in haunting places, such as last year's production at Mountain View Mausoleum & Cemetery. It's one of the few Halloween events around town that those who loathe jump scares can go to for an immersive and seasonally appropriate experience. Unbound's summer programming involves History Lit: three different plays staged in Pasadena's Museum of History July 9—31. The plays will take place at the Curtin House, the museum gardens and in the current exhibit.

Two Pictures in One has been adapted for the stage by Paul Millet from Harriet Beecher Stowe's short story "The Two Altars: Or Two Pictures In One." It follows a white family in the 18th Century and a black family a decade before the Civil War, both in Massachusetts. Darin Anthony will direct.

The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield has ben adapted by Jonathan Josephson and will be directed by Aurora Long. It's about a girl who has a lavish party that is interrupted when a neighbor suffers a shocking accident.

The Girl Who Owned a Bear by Wizard of Oz author L Frank Baum is about an author who seeks revenge on a publisher's young daughter. It's been adapted by Jonathan Josephson and will be directed by Paul Millet. This particular work is staged inside the museum's present exhibit, Flying Horses & Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals.

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History Lit: A Festival of Timeless Stories takes place July 9-31 at the Pasadena Museum of History, located at 470 W. Walnut St. in Pasadena. Tickets are $40-60.