Dark Tales Come to Life with Edgar Allen Poe Readings!
Capture the spirit of the season with our favorite Edgar Allen Poe re-enactor! Actor Campbell Harmon is back to bring the author and poet to life through dramatic readings, historical biography and direct audience interaction. Come one, come all, to hear landmark poems such as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven” performed live.
Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to attempt to support himself solely on writing alone. He wrote the first modern detective story, the first modern science fiction story, and founded the modern horror genre. His famous, tragic love for his wife, Virginia, helped to inspire his landmark poem, The Raven. Speculation over the cause of his mysterious death in 1849 continues to this day. His writings still speak to us more than 160 years later and have inspired countless stage and film adaptations.
6 pm Gates open
6:30 pm Performance begins
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic including beverages.
In-person tickets | $20 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate
Questions? Contact Jennifer Mooney (email@example.com)
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Photograph by Jon Reino Photography
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