Play Preview: An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe

Interested in horror, theater, or mystery? Central High School Theater presents An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe in the CHS auditorium on November 1 and 3. Curtains rise at 7 PM and tickets are $5. Some teachers are also offering extra credit as an added incentive for students who attend.

The play consists of six Edgar Allan Poe stories and two poems: “Cask of Amontillado,” “The Purloined Letter,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether,” “The Oblong Box,” and the “The Tell-Tale Heart.” They will also recite excerpts from “The Raven” and all of “Annabel Lee.”

Three students are directing this year’s play: senior Hunter Kay reigns over “The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether,” junior Jacob Sousley is entrusted with three shows as well as the poetry, and sophomore Josie Wells is directing two shows.

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Ms. Toll’s  rehearsal picture; senior Hunter Kay will be directing the largest show.

Rehearsals have been underway since the school year started, the set was built over fall break, and the backstage pieces are a work in progress. According to Ms. Toll, “The lighting design of the show is going to be spectacular. Jacob Sousley has put together some really intricate lighting designs and cues that help tell these stories in an astonishing way.”

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Ms Tolls from picture from rehearsal. Junior Jacob Sousley and senior Hunter Kay

Catch An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe coming to the CHS auditorium at 7 PM this coming Thursday and Saturday, November 1 and 3 for $5 a ticket!


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