Past Event

Edgar Allan Poe's Imagination

A Road Scholar Program by Dan Haughey

Dan Haughey becomes a modern critic for a prominent metropolitan newspaper as he reflects on and illuminates–through the art of oral interpretation–the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe. Some of Poe’s greatest poems, short stories, and a satire or two, will be featured as Haughey both performs them in the voice of Poe, and criticizes them in the guise of a skeptical critic. Works will include, but may not be limited to, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Bells,” “The Raven,” “Philosophy of Furniture,” and “Annabel Lee.” With only minor adaptation, the audience members will enhance the spell-binding experience by becoming part of a sound-effects chorus!

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Doug Cunningham, 630.971.1675.