"Best of the 2016 Capital Fringe!"
--DC Metro Theater Arts
"Pick of the Capital Fringe!"
--DC Theatre Scene
3 New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominations:
Outstanding Solo Performance
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Revival of a Play
North Shore Theatre Group presents Greg Oliver Bodine in POE, TIMES TWO -- a double bill of one-man, stage adaptations of The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe. Poe, Times Two is being offered as part of NSTG's Solo Classics Performance Series. These two plays are staged back-to-back with minimal set and lighting effects, and are performed without an intermission in under an hour. One actor. Two classic horror stories! Suitable for adults and for children (ages 12 and over). A must-see for Poe enthusiasts and fans of mystery and horror! Perfect for the Halloween season! Directed by DeLisa M. White. Available for Virtual performances ONLY to Colleges and Schools (year-round) and to Theaters and Libraries Oct. 1 - Nov. 6, 2022.
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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) American poet, critic, and short story writer who contributed greatly to the genres of horror and science fiction. Poe is now considered the father of the modern detective story and highly lauded as a poet. Poe’s psychologically thrilling tales examining the depths of the human psyche earned him much fame during his lifetime and after his death. His own life was marred by tragedy at an early age (his parents died before he was three years old) and in his oft-quoted works we can see his darkly passionate sensibilities—a tormented and sometimes neurotic obsession with death and violence and overall appreciation for the beautiful yet tragic mysteries of life.
The Cask of Amontillado - A Venetian nobleman narrates a chilling tale of revenge involving his friend, Fortunato, against whom he has carried a grudge for an offense that is never fully explained -- an altogether sinister tale of one man’s thirst for vengeance, born from arrogance and jealousy!
The Black Cat - a condemned man speaks from his prison cell on the night before he is to be executed for the brutal murder of his wife -- Poe’s masterful study of domestic violence, guilt and one man’s descent into madness … a journey that illustrates the ability of the human mind to observe and comment on its own destruction, without being able to stop it.