at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
The Larry Vaber Stage
Previews October 2 and October 3
Opening Night/Press Opening October 4
Closing: October 26
Sponsored by Bobbie Hallig, Crowne Plaza, Pittsfield; Furlano & Arace PC; and Haddad Dealerships
Thursday, October 2 at 7pm (Preview)
Friday, October 3 at 7pm (Preview)
Saturday, October 4 at 7pm (Opening Night)
Sunday, October 5 at 2pm
Thursday, October 9 at 7pm
Saturday, October 11 at 7pm
Sunday, October 12 at 2pm
Monday, October 13 at 2pm
Thursday, October 16 at 7pm
Friday, October 17 at 7pm
Saturday, October 18 at 7pm
Sunday, October 19 at 2pm
Thursday, October 23 at 7pm
Friday, October 24 at 7pm
Saturday, October 25 at 7pm
Sunday, October 26 at 2pm
In this world premiere, longtime BTG Alum, David Adkins takes the stage as the literary great and masterful wordsmith Edgar Allan Poe. Perfect for the autumnal Halloween season, the poetic and macabre tales of terror come to life in a brilliant reflection of Poe written and directed by Eric Hill.
"POE is a new play about the great American poet and short story writer and his mysterious disappearance for four days in Baltimore in 1849," said director Eric Hill. "Found nearly dead outside a 14th Ward polling station on the evening of election day, Poe's last wanderings in the city he made famous are the subject of this play that examines the man behind the poems and stories."
Hill carefully examines the fascinating life of a man whose works have lived on and shaped the literary landscape of today. With the humor, the grotesque and supernatural style of Poe, Hill paints the vivid picture of Poe's life and draws out the veracity of the world Poe created through his words.
Despite having only lived to 40 years of age, Poe is celebrated as a major figure in world literature and is especially noted for his major contributions to the dark romanticism genre with works like, The Raven, one of the most highly regarded canonical poems. A Boston native, Poe etched his name in the annals of American literature as an editor and writer of gothic and mysterious short stories and poems. Many credit Poe as the father of detective fiction and the modern short story narrative.
In partnership with The Bookstore in Lenox, MA, Kate Maguire will read selected works from Edgar Allan Poe on October 6 at 6pm in the store located at 11 Housatonic Street in Lenox. This event is free to attend and is open to the public.