Wednesday, October 13, 2010


You know how much you loved reading Edgar Allan Poe in high school, what with that telltale heart and the guy walled up in the wine cellar! Now, just in time for Halloween, Howard Community College’s Rep Stage has a Poe program guaranteed to scare the daylights out of you! Check it out!


The Poe Show
with Tony Tsendeas
WHEN: October 26 at 2 PM and October 27 & 28 at 8 PM
Howard Community College’s (HCC) Smith Theatre, inside the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia
TICKETS: $12 and may be purchased at the Horowitz Center Box Office, online at, or by calling 443.518.1500.  For more information, visit

With only the simplest accoutrements, Tsendeas serves as narrator of Poe’s most demented masterworks, including “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Black Cat.”

Image of Tony Tsendeas as Edgar Allan Poe“Tony is a renowned interpreter of Poe’s short stories,” says Michael Stebbins, Rep Stage’s producing artistic director.  “He is also associated with the Poe House in Baltimore and is a walking, talking Poe encyclopedia. He does not just recite Poe’s stories; he embodies the stories, which is what makes his performance so unique. He performed ‘The Poe Show’ at Belmont Conference Center earlier this year for a limited engagement and scared the pants off of people. As we get deeper into autumn and closer to Halloween, I imagine the stories will take on a creepier quality.”