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Monday
Jun152009

Haunted Poe Cabaret

Come one, come all. Brat Productions is getting the ball rolling for our Haunted Poe production with a Poe Cabaret on Thu, June 25 at the Latvian Society Cultural Center at 7th and Spring Garden (right across the street from the Philly Poe House). More info and tickets here:

As a prelude to the world premiere of the Edgar Allan Poe-based production HAUNTED POE (October 1 - November 1, 2009), Brat Productions invites audiences to enter the world of the master of the macabre with a thrilling, chilling evening of entertainment. Mistress of Ceremonies Dame Darcy helms a raft of performers that include Drew Mills (Blood Feathers), Helen McKenna-Uff (Poe impersonator and Ranger at the Edgar Allan Poe House), Fern Knight, Calamity Rose (12-year-old puppeteer from Puppet Uprising), Yellow Humphrey, and a sneak preview of the much-anticipated HAUNTED POE.

I'll also be on hand to tell you the Philly Poe story.

There's also a Haunted Poe Doll Crafting Workshop with the fabulous Dame Darcy during the day from 1-3. Should be lots of fun:

Brat Productions invites audiences to enter the world of the master of the macabre with a special doll crafting workshop led by artist and performer Dame Darcy. The two-hour workshop will allow participants to craft dolls related to the women in Poes life and stories, such as Virginia Clemm, Sarah Elmira Royster, Lenore ("The Raven") and Madeline Usher ("The Fall of the House of Usher"). Participants will also have the opportunity to have their work displayed in the production of Haunted Poe in October. The workshop fee covers materials, light snacks and admission to the 9PM performance of Murder Ballads, Shanties and other Poe-etics, hosted by Dame Darcy.

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Reader Comments (2)

Sounds like a fun day... But boo to spelling Poe's middle name incorrectly!
June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob V
Jeez, where is Elmira when you need her? I hope the production is better than this handbill. It looks like it was drawn by children.

You've been kinda quiet lately Ed. Getting tired of trying to convince people that Philly deserves Poe or are people getting tired of your rants?
July 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

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