Write Out Loud Presents the Third Annual (Virtual) Poe Fest

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Write out Loud, an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud for a live audience, presents the third Annual San Diego (VIrtual) PoeFest, streaming from Friday, October 23 through Sunday, November 1. PoeFest is produced by Write Out Loud in partnership with Save Our Heritage Organisation.

Artistic Director Veronica Murphy offered, “PoeFest has quickly become a San Diego favorite Halloween adventure. Everybody loves the wonderfully chilling stories of Poe. And there are so many authors to explore that have followed in his footsteps. Virtual is our only option for storytelling now – so we are embracing the challenge of capturing a phantasmic theatrical experience on video. We’ve recreated the atmosphere, filming by candlelight in the Historic Adobe Chapel in Old Town.”

Performers include Brittney Caldwell, Manny Fernandes, Linda Libby, Brian Mackey, Paul Maley, Sandra Ruiz, Rachael VanWormer, and Travis Rhett Wilson as Edgar Allan Poe.

Travis Rhett Wilson stars as Edgar Allan Poe in PoeFest.

Join Poe himself, through six episodes of fully staged theatrical performances of short stories of the macabre, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Yellow Wallpaper” and “La Llorona” and more.

Choose to see just one video program (or more) – or become a VIP and have access to all six videos plus an exclusive livestream event for opening night.  Access to video performances is restricted to the dates of the Festival (October 23 – November 1), but you can choose your watching time and date – binge watch on Halloween or see a performance every day for a week to keep all the days spooky. 

The six programs include:

An Evening with Mr. Poe and The Masque of the Red Death,” featuring Travis Rhett Wilson as Edgar Allan Poe.

Maligned Mothers: “The Bells” by E A. Poe, “To My Mother” by E.A. Poe,  “La Llorona” –  a Latin American Folktale (bilingual), and “Mama Gone” by Jane Yolen.

Guilty – Pleasure?: “The Tell-Tale Heart” by E.A. Poe, “Sonnet––to Science” by E.A. Poe, and

“The Statement of Randolph Carter” by H.P. Lovecraft.

Shades of Poe: “The Raven” by E.A. Poe, “Why The Little Frenchman Wears His Hand in a Sling” by E.A. Poe, and “Fairy-Land” by E.A. Poe.

Voodoo: “The Conqueror Worm” by E.A. Poe, “Boogah Man” & “The Haunted Oak” by Paul Laurence Dunbar, “The Lips” by Henry S. Whitehead.

The Yellow Wallpaper: “A Dream Within a Dream” by E.A. Poe, and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Individual programs are $13 each, or you may access all six with a VIP Festival Pass for $50.

VIP Festival Pass includes access to all six programs and exclusive live-streamed opening night event. Tickets may be purchased online https://writeoutloud.ticketspice.com/poefest or by calling 619-297-8953.

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