TALES of the MYSTERIOUS and GROTESQUE: THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
adapted by Robert Cousins
Capital Fringe Festival July 2018
Four actors bring the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe to life, drawing on the audience to create a treacherous storm at sea, a murderous brick tomb, and the infamous pit wherein the pendulum looms ever closer. Our journey follows two protagonists through Poe's twisted and horrific world of mystery and imagination. The performance includes familiar tales like the Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, the MS Found in a Bottle, and the Masque of the Red Death and introduces audiences to Poe's "deeper cuts" including Berenice, the Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, and the System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether among others.