Duke City Rep and Blackout Theatre Collaborate for POE FEST, Feb-April 2013
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by BWW News Desk
Blackout Theatre Company and Duke City Repertory Theatre Announce Poe Fest. Join Blackout and Duke City Rep for a festival of events celebrating of the life and works of the renowned writer Edgar Allan Poe, the inspiration for both DCRT's Poe and Blackout's The Poe Project: Merely This and Nothing More. Poe-centric activities begin the last week of January and continue through April.
Events include; Po(e)p Quiz at Nexus Brewery, Comedy? Presents Sketchy Poe at The Box Performance Space, The Bells: A Night of Poe Inspired Music at Blackbird Buvette and last but not least, the "Mask of the Red Death" Masquerade Ball at ArtBar!
Visit http://dukecity.wix.com/poefestival for dates and times.
POE, by Dr. John Hardy
Join Albuquerque's BEST Theatre Company (Best of the City - Albuquerque The Magazine 2011, 2012) as we journey into the mind of the father of American horror and revisit his best known stories as DCRT seeks to answer the question: Who is Edgar Allan Poe?
POE, the third production in DCRT's "Winter Classics Series", masterfully weaves the life of the writer and two of his works, William Wilson and The Telltale Heart into a electrifying look at the legendary master of macabre and mystery. Part thriller, part history lesson, this fierce and energetic production is sure to mesmerize audiences of all ages. The outstanding cast includes DCRT Artistic Director Amelia Ampuero in her first show of 2012/2013 season, Associate Artistic Director Frank Green, Resident Company Member Lauren Myers as well as the return of DCRT favorites Katie Becker, Ezra Colon and Stephanie Grilo.
The Poe Project: Merely This and Nothing More
Blackout Theatre Company is remounting their first ensemble created play, The Poe Project: Merely This and Nothing More. Blackout's ground-breaking production was a major hit with audiences during its first run. The original play is inspired by the poems, tales and essays of Edgar Allen Poe.
Blackout's tale follows Dr. Valdemar Usher, a prolific scientist, lost in his dark experimentations. Dr. Usher is paid visit by an old friend, August Dupine, who brings along a new assistant, Rowena. Dupine hopes that the beautiful Rowena will help guide Usher back to sanity. Can love drag Dr. Usher out of his madness? Or will his scientific passion engulf all who surround him?
Blackout's remount of The Poe Project: Merely This and Nothing More promises to be dark, eerie and frightening. Blackout's creative take on the works of Poe is a definite "Must See" this March.