Killing An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Killing An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Killing An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe NYC Reviews and Tickets

(36 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

About the Show

Summoners Ensemble Theatre presents a return engagement of this solo performance of three of Poe's thrilling tales, "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Raven."

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Show-Score Member Reviews (36)

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270 Reviews | 36 Followers
Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want to enjoy EA Poe stories being brought to life by a skilled and animated performer

Don't see it if you don't enjoy solo performances in a small, warm authentic 19th century parlor. Will have trouble w/stairs & turns in an old NYC building Read more

783 Reviews | 148 Followers
Unique, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You want to experience a great storytelling of Poe's in a beautiful haunted house call The Merchant House. That has a lot of NYC History.

Don't see it if You have to walk down a few stair and after that walk up a stairs. Read more

273 Reviews | 36 Followers
Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You have any interest in Edgar Allen Poe. The 1842 Merchant’s House is an ideal venue for this wonderful performance.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Poe

134 Reviews | 22 Followers
Intense, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing


Don't see it if If you want a regular play

754 Reviews | 128 Followers
Intimate, Masterful, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if for the extraordinary experience! Old Merchant's House Museum is an inspired location for John Kevins Jones' inhabitation of Poe's stories.

Don't see it if sitting within steps of the performer discomforts you.

594 Reviews | 144 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Classic, Entertaining

See it if you want to see how 19th century authors, unprotected by copyrights, made their living.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the history of theater and literary classics Read more

208 Reviews | 55 Followers
Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an excellent & versatile actor inhabit the stories of Edgar Allan Poe in an extremely intimate setting. Very special.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person events, don't like Poe, & want spectacle. This is stripped down & intimate, but very rewarding.

302 Reviews | 99 Followers
Must see, Great staging, Clever

See it if you enjoy EAP stories performed in a creative setting with excellent spooky/creepy atmosphere! Excellent actor brings EAP to life :)

Don't see it if You don't enjoy solo shows or dark subject matter. Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

October 25th, 2018
For a previous production

“A terrific Halloween treat...The intimacy of the Merchant's House parlor allows the creepy tension of pieces to be performed with subtlety, with Jones' rich voice embracing the storyteller's vivid descriptions...The final piece provides a change of pace. ‘The Raven’ is recited in a more traditional salon manner...’The Raven’ allows Jones to offer a touching depiction of sorrowful heartbreak. It's a lovely finish to an exceptional presentation.”
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October 15th, 2018
For a previous production

"Jones is bringing Edgar Allan Poe's works vibrantly alive...First up on the program was 'The Tell -Tale Heart'...If the first story seemed the personification of horror, the next one, 'The Cask of the Amontillado,' is a close cousin...He infuses fresh emotional energy into Poe's language with his protean body language and facial expressions...The final offering, 'The Raven,' has never sounded more haunting.:
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October 14th, 2018
For a previous production

"A one-man, pre-Halloween tour de force...In 'The Cask of Amontillado'...Jones slips effectively into this character, in spirit bringing the audience along with him into the dank cellar...Jones closes the show with 'The Raven'...The rendition he delivers mesmerized the opening night audience with the work’s rhythmic rhymes and meter, conveying well, in contrast to 'The Raven’s' stoic coldness, the character’s crescendo of unbearable pain of loss."
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