The POE Show
Conceived and Performed by Tony Tsendeas
WHEN: Friday: Oct. 21, at 8 PM; Saturday: Oct. 22, at 8 PM; Sunday: Oct 23, at 2 PM; Monday: Oct 24, at 7 PM
WHERE: Studio Theatre, Horowitz Center, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway; Columbia MD
TICKETS: $15; purchase tickets by phone at 443.518.1500 or online at http://www.repstage.org/Tickets/Onlinesales.html
Featuring performances of The Raven, Tell Tale Heart, and The Black Cat, The POE Show is a celebration of Edgar Allan Poe and the actor’s art. With only the simplest accoutrements, the actor transforms into the narrators of Poe’s most demented masterworks, transporting the audience along with him.
Tsendeas introduces the story he is to perform, while the audience counts down from five quietly in their heads. The actor transforms into the charming, but homicidal maniac of Poe’s cautionary tale. With slight costume and make-up adjustments—from the frying pan to the fire we go—as The Tell Tale Heart takes the stage. After our sojourn among Poe’s prose, we segue to 1846. Mr. Poe is observed supplementing his meager income with lectures and poetry readings. The mustache now applied, the audience is transported to the final minutes of such a reading as Mr. Poe recites The Conqueror Worm, Alone and finally The Raven.