Wicked Lit is a dynamic collection of plays adapted from the classic horror literature of Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving, H.P. Lovecraft, and more. These timeless stories have been ambitiously reimagined to create surprising and impactful theatrical experiences. Originally devised as immersive theater, the shows in the Wicked Lit collection have previously been staged in cemeteries, museums, mansions, and hotels. Produce them in a theater or in a creative guerrilla setting and watch these chilling horror classics come alive!
Inspired by the classic poem “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Albatross weaves a fast-paced tale about a fantastic sea-faring journey. This engrossing, critically acclaimed one-man show has been called “captivating,” “spellbinding,” and “a tour de force.”
A British colonial ambassador tries to rid the African village in his charge of a purported demon, but Anansi the trickster and his friends have other ideas. Freely adapted from the canon of Anansi stories and Ashanti proverbs.
When the youngest living sister of a reclusive Kentucky family confronts a Los Angeles plastic surgeon to cure her of the “family curse”—they all have bright blue skin—their lives (and deaths) take an unexpected turn.
When a well-meaning, if somewhat dysfunctional art therapist shows up at Tommy’s doorstep, typical teen Tommy with typical problems (a missing older brother and a mother obsessed with Pop Tarts) must finally cope with his grief and learn to let go.
In this riveting two-hander about divorce, infidelity, and making up, Britt asks unfaithful Joe to make one last go of it. Things appear to go according to plan, until he realizes that Britt has a very specific agenda.
It’s Summer, 1982, and Charlie Rosa, a Puerto Rican kid from the Bronx, must choose between Little League glory and school when the educational opportunity of a lifetime comes knocking much sooner than he anticipated.
One apartment. Two different eras. Each creating unlikely friendships. Hazardous Materials digs deep into truths long buried under decades of emotional detritus. How much do we bury in a place, and within ourselves?
From the creator of Always…Patsy Cline comes a hilarious story (featuring 30 classic country tunes) about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville.
From the creator of Always…Patsy Cline comes the holiday sequel to this popular jukebox music revue. The Honky Tonk Angels follows three good ole country gals as they reunite for a Christmas show like none other.
Life-long partners Arthur and Henry, living in the shadow of Orlando’s Magic Kingdom, come to terms with the legalization of same-sex marriage as they struggle to create a life together and capture a little bit of magic of their own.
Burglars of Hamm (Carolyn Almos, Matt Almos, Jon Beauregard, & Albert Dayan)
Run Time: 2hrs 20min
Cast Size: 3F, 4M, 4 Flexible
Featuring tigers in powdered wigs fighting swans and global cooling, Land of the Tigers (from the Burglars of Hamm) is an equally dumb and brilliant satire of the inherent folly and nobility of creating a work of art.
Timothy Mooney’s sparkling adaptation of the Molière classic follows Arnolphe as he plots to mold the object of his desire into the ideal wife— though perhaps the heart of a woman does not yield so easily.
In this play based on the supernatural short story, three wishes are granted to a down-and-out family, but they must pay a terrifying price for interfering with fate. Adapted from the short story by W.W. Jacobs.
In the hands of great playwrights, the 10-minute play is a highly entertaining dramatic form.
The Red Bull Theater's Short New Play Festival features short plays of heightened language and classical themes—some downright silly, and others powerfully moving—by today’s hottest writers, including commissions by established playwrights such as John Guare, David Ives, Regina Taylor, and Anne Washburn, and winning entries by writers such as Mike Anderson, Sam Lahne, Lynn Rosen, and Jen Silverman.
Walter was willing to do anything to resurrect his first love. But some bargains should never be made. Now he must turn to the only person left who can help him confront his immortal creation—his wife.