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2016 Edgar Allan Poe Festival

From 14 member  reviews
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. More…

Enter into the darkness of the 160-year-old St. John’s Sanctuary in Greenwich Village where, lit by flickering candlelight, Radiotheatre presents 16 terror tales inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's writings. Radiotheatre's festival features four different lineups of radio shorts, complemented by original orchestral scores and a plethora of sound effects. Close your eyes and open your imagination!

Member Reviews (14)


Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Delightful, Ambitious
Avg Score

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You love all thing Poe. I thought it was fantastic. Been a Poe fan for decades.

Don't see it if You're into lighter entertainment. Poe's works can be very dark and heavy.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

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Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You want to

Don't see it if You dont want too

Edgy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like to be entertained by talented people

Don't see it if you don't like entertainment

Clever, Confusing, Edgy, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You like double meanings to words and understand poetry. Can move along with fast pace setting and stories and but very intellegent.

Don't see it if you loose focus easily. trust me, you miss one second and your lost but make sure to understand a large vocabulary

Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Edgy, Epic

See it if Loved it!!

Don't see it if Its pretty amazing! If your weak at heart and emotional, then don't watch.

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...
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