Killing an Evening 2019
Killing an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Murder at the Merchant’s House
September 24 to October 13
October 31 to November 3
Tickets $40-55. Run-time one hour.
Seating is strictly limited. All ticket sales are final.
See right sidebar for tickets and performance schedule.
In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe lived just blocks from the Merchant’s House, on Amity Street (now West 3rd Street). Publication of The Raven that year brought him instant fame and invitations to the city’s most fashionable literary salons.
John Kevin Jones (A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House) portrays the great master of horror in the Tredwells’ candlelit double parlor in a hauntingly memorable performance of Poe’s thrilling tales, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Raven. The Merchant’s House parlor will be set for a funeral, complete with coffin and mirrors shrouded in black crepe. It will be a bone-chilling evening of irrational revenge, obsession and premeditated murder, dismemberment, and the very, very dark.
Killing an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, Murder at the Merchant’s House is presented in association with Summoners Ensemble Theatre and directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd.
“Whatever the rising winds may be doing outside the Merchant’s House, John Kevin Jones is bringing Edgar Allan Poe’s works vibrantly alive in the candle-lit parlor within.”
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