From the works of Edgar Allan Poe
Direction & Adaptation by Jeff Church, Composed and Performed by Rex Hobart
Starring Hughston Walkinshaw
One actor…one musician…performing Poe stories and poems with musical lines and retorts from a reactive electric guitar! This show overflows with poetry, riffs, ghosts and morbid prose floating in an atmospheric setting. Horrifying and humorous, our sublime creation blends old with new.
Featuring: The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, as well as the poems Alone, The Bells, and The Raven. This two person show performs with Hughston Walkinshaw as Poe, and Rex Hobart live on multiple electric guitars.
60 minutes - approximate length
THE COTERIE SPARKS | Preteen - Adult Series
Themes Love, pride, beauty, death, Gothic past, the interior mind, first person narration
Curriculum Ties Communication arts/literature (myth, study of short stories/genres/literary devices), social studies (cultural influences, human condition)
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