This intimate performance uses the works of Edgar Allan Poe to tell the story of 6 spirits whose tragedies in life keep them from moving on in death.
"Shades of Poe" is presented as a house tour, using the different rooms as different settings for the stories. Instead of the audience remaining stationary while the actors move on and off a stage, the audience moves throughout the 19th century farmhouse to hear complete tellings of Poe's spookiest works: The Raven, Ligeia, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Oval Portrait, Shadow: A Parable, and The Black Cat.
And all is hosted by the master of the macabre himself: Edgar Allan Poe.
Jon Elliot Coarsey, playing Edgar Allan Poe in our 2014 Production
Our venue is the historic Collings-Knight Homestead, located in picturesque Collingswood, NJ. This rare example of a middle class farmhouse was built in 1825-1826, by prominent town founder, Edward Zane Collings. You can learn more about the house at their website: www.collingsknighthouse.org.