2016 Edgar Allan Poe Festival
2016 Edgar Allan Poe Festival
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2016 Edgar Allan Poe Festival NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
7%
Negative
7%
Members say
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Delightful, Ambitious

About the Show

Radiotheatre presents a festival of short plays based on the work of the legendary 19th-century writer.

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Member Reviews (14)

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741 Reviews | 121 Followers
77
Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing, Quirky, Intense

See it if you enjoy dramatic story telling in an atmospheric environment. The writing is marvelous and the minimal staging works well.

Don't see it if you are looking for a full performance with sets and costumes. This is a essentially a reading.

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
85
Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You’re a Poe fan nightmares come to life!

Don't see it if You’re not looking for a spooky evening.

197 Reviews | 529 Followers
72
Great acting, Intense, Macabre, Different, Somewhat disappointing

See it if Staged readings of selected Edgar Allan Poe stories, the actors were excellent but I found the stories too similar & therefore repetitive.

Don't see it if While I knew what I was getting into, I missed having visuals and sound effects to hold my interest; there were some, just not enough.

280 Reviews | 81 Followers
80
Riveting, Well-acted, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy well-executed readings by fine actors; classic horror stories, complete with 1930's radio sound effects, have lots of imagination

Don't see it if you don't have the concentration for 19th century story-telling (it takes awhile to get to the inevitable point) don't like scary imagery

280 Reviews | 55 Followers
74
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You're in the mood for something different. Great acting, Fun presentation. Warning: seats are hard. Bring a pillow.

Don't see it if You get bored by readings. Not everything that Poe wrote was brilliant, as proven by these selections of the good and the not so good.

113 Reviews | 42 Followers
40
Amateurish, Flat, Dull, Uninspired, Pointless

See it if you hate reading. You would be completely entertained just seeing a show in a church. Lots of people took photos before the show.

Don't see it if you could stand just reading the original stories. There is nothing to the lighting/sound. The acting is bland and amateurish. I left early.

12 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Absorbing, Edgy, Masterful, Profound, Riveting

See it if You love Poe and his stories and mystery.

Don't see it if You don't like issues dealing with death, dying or the mysterious.

7 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Ambitious, Romantic, Relevant, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if You must go to have fun

Don't see it if I can't say don't go if! It's amazing

Critic Reviews (1)

Stage Buddy
May 24th, 2016

"Standout performances by R. Patrick Alberty and Cory Boughton were particularly thrilling...The beautifully crafted work is directed by Frank Zilinyi and R. Patrick Alberty, who pull together Poe’s words with shrewd lighting, music, and sound effect choices delivered with impeccable timing...You will be enthralled and left breathless, unable to shake the intensity of the ghostly sensations long after the last candle has burned down to its wick."
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