New York City
The North Stage Players, a community theatre group, complete their fifteenth season of bringing quality, affordable theatre to the North Metro area by performing Murder By Poe, a theatrical adaptation of several of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories.
On a dark and dreadful night, a woman in white is lost within a wood and the only shelter is a house full of murderers. Mixing funhouse tricks, Grand Guignol style theatre, and a deadly game of cat and mouse, Murder By Poe is a theatrical re-imagining of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous tales of terror, including “The Black Cat,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “William Wilson,” “The Purloined Letter,” “The Mystery of Marie Roget” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” As each haunted figure tells a story of crime and mayhem, the woman must solve the puzzle of the house and the riddle of the man who ushers her into its mysteries.
The actors and actresses of the North Stage Players have also arranged to do some dramatic readings of other Poe stories to fill out the evening. On tap are such gems as “The Raven,” “The Masque of the Red Death,” “Ulalume,” and others.
Opening night, September 29, 2006, is Industry Night, where anyone in the theatre arts (from high school thespians to regulars at the DCPA and anyone else inolved in the theatre) gets in for 50% off, or gets 2-for-1 tickets.
Due to the nature of the show, Murder By Poe may not be suitable for small children.
Performances begin: June 23, 2023
Performances begin: August 4, 2023