Killing An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
East Village
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Killing An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(36 Reviews)
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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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Time travel to mid-1800s, Dark tales, Fabulous setting, Strong acting, Absorbing

See it if you're a Poe fan...or fan of psych'gical thrillers. Strg acting in old-fash'ed, melodramatic style. Gr intimate setting. Victorian splendor.

Don't see it if you dislike horror (Pit &P is too much). My 19 yo nephew didn't enjoy it, but I did. Sm chairs. Poe lived nearby. Memorable.

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Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Three stories by Poe that are well acted in a beautiful location for it. The Raven ends the show. If you love Poe.

Don't see it if If you dont like Poe or prefer a bigger venue.

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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