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The Queens Players in association with the Secret Theatre present their annual Grand Guignol plays just in time for the Halloween season. This years selection, entitled Buried, is in celebration of Edgar Allen Poe's bicentenial. This limited run feature four of Poe's most famous pieces directed by Richard Mazda and Kyle Haggerty. We proudly present The Black Cat, The Raven, Berenice, and The Tell Tale Heart, performed with an original Guignol written by Richard Mazda, The Poacher's Game. The Black Cat Written by Edgar Allen Poe Directed by Richard Mazda Based on a short story by Poe written in 1843, a murderer tells of the dramatic events that lead to his downfall. Specifically his endeavors with his pet cat, Pluto. Featuring Special Guest Cash Tilton. The Raven Written by Edgar Allen Poe Directed by Kyle Haggerty Based on the narrative poem by Poe written in 1845, features a narrator telling the story of a visit to a distraught lover. Followed by the lover's mysterious descent into madness. Featuring Shelleen Kostabi. Berenice Written by Edgar Allen Poe Directed by Richard Mazda Based on the short horror story by Poe written in 1835, the play follows the tale of Egaeus who is distraught over the death of his lover Berenice. Egaeus becomes obsessed with Berenice's teeth, which drives him to a point where he finds himself covered in blood and holding a box of 32 white teeth. Featuring Special Guest Cash Tilton. Tell Tale Heart Written by Edgar Allen Poe Directed by Richard Mazda The story was first published in January 1843. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is widely considered a classic of the Gothic fiction genre and is one of Poe's most famous short stories. It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by cutting it into pieces and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately the narrator's guilt manifests itself in the hallucination that the man's heart is still beating under the floorboards. Michael Henrici [Narrator] stars as the deluded, murderous narrator. The Poacher's Game Written and Directed by Richard Mazda Featuring Shelleen Kostabi, Michael Henrici, and Thom Brown III.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:
    The Secret Theatre, Off-Off-Broadway