Menagerie of the Macabre Returns to Renaissance Faire's Annual "Poe Evermore" By Clinton Martin
ith the help of strange assistants and the addition of a very special guest poet, self-proclaimed "Collector of Bodily Oddities," Dr. Theodora Ellison, hopes to fill the stately halls of Mount Hope Mansion with patrons! To assure a packed house, she has invited none other than
Mr. Edgar Allan Poe to entertain guests with some of his most spellbinding works. “The Tell-Tale Heart,” a psychological thriller told by an unknown narrator who can't seem to ignore the haunting sounds of a heartbeat coming from beneath the floorboards, is just one of the many Poe classics performed throughout the evening.
A lesser-known Poe piece, “Berenice,” will also be featured. It is a short macabre story about the fiancé of a beautiful girl suffering from a disease that's tearing her body apart, except for her teeth, that is. His obsession with her sparkling smile is revealed in a disturbing twist. And finally, Poe himself hypnotizes his audience with unforgettable recitations of "The Raven," “Dream Within a Dream," and “To One In Paradise." Poe Evermore opens October 31 and runs through November 15 in the grand Victorian Mount Hope Mansion at Mount Hope Estate and Winery, home of the glorious Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Call 717665-7021 or visit www.parenfaire.com for more information.
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