Past Event

The Imagination of Poe

A Road Scholar Program by Dan Haughey

Dan Haughey’s first-person interpretation of a modern literary critic for a prominent metropolitan newspaper illuminates the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe. Hear some of Poe’s greatest poems, short stories, and satires as Haughey both performs them in the voice of Poe, and criticizes them in the guise of skeptical literary critic. Works will include but may not be limited to "The Raven", "Annabel Lee", "The Bells", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "Philosophy of Furniture", and "Diddling". With only minor adaptation, the audience members will become part of a "sound-effects chorus" to have fun and enhance both the humor and spell-binding experience!