2017 Edgar Allan Poe Festival
Closed 1h 20m
2017 Edgar Allan Poe Festival
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2017 Edgar Allan Poe Festival NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(7 Ratings)
Positive
86%
Mixed
0%
Negative
14%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Slow, Absorbing

About the Show

Radiotheatre presents its second annual festival of short radio plays inspired by the work of the legendary 19th-century American master of horror.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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239 Reviews | 33 Followers
84
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You like hearing stories performed by great actors who bring you in just by their voices. Remember "Inner Sanctum?" Authors like Poe, Doyle.

Don't see it if You want to see a fully produced show that leaves nothing to your imagination.

IS
105 Reviews | 38 Followers
77
Absorbing, Enchanting, Intelligent

See it if Pretty typical Radiotheatre's performance - not necessarily their best but if you've seen their previous ones, you know what to expect.

Don't see it if This isn't proper theater, it's more of a staged reading with some lighting and sound effects. It works quite well, imho.

hw
292 Reviews | 54 Followers
73
Entertaining

See it if you would love being read to in the dark in a grand historic church. The setting is probably the coolest aspect.

Don't see it if you expect a genuinely frightening evening. or want visuals - it's almost entirely voices with a bit of lighting.

91 Reviews | 30 Followers
70
Clever, Slow, Fun, Pleasant, Quirky

See it if you enjoy staged readings, like classic horror literature and old radio shows.

Don't see it if you're looking for something unsettling -- it's pretty tame. if you need lots of special effects and flash, you won't get it here.

22 Reviews | 7 Followers
83
Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You are a fan of the phenomenally talented gothic writer Poe or if you want to view Poe's work in a new light.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of gore or spooky stories. Read more

36 Reviews | 10 Followers
81
Clever, Entertaining, Radiotheatre

See it if Enjoy the works of Edgar Allan Poe. It was very entertaining and absorbing.

Don't see it if If you a scare of mystery and the macabre

1 Review | 0 Followers
16
Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you seek to desecrate the original work of Edgar Allan Poe & enjoy obscure and tone-deaf stories recited with no self awareness.

Don't see it if you appreciate the tastefully restrained use of fog machines. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

Stage Buddy
May 15th, 2017

"Inspired by old-time radio shows and the pulp fiction era, Radiotheatre reinvents storytelling using lighting, sound, special effects, and a cast of enthused storytellers...If you’re a fan of Gothic horror, it’s a show you won’t want to miss...These chilling tales are narrated and acted by a dynamic group of storytellers...I for one was completely enthralled by the show, which is a tribute both to the original authors and to the festival’s cast and creative team."
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