Rep Stage presents The Poe Show just in time for Halloween

Oct 13, 2011
Rep Stage

Rep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its inaugural Salon Series just in time for Halloween, with actor, director and nationally recognized Edgar Allan Poe interpreter Tony Tsendeas in "The Poe Show." Running for only four performances in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center's Studio Theatre, "The Poe Show" features performances of "The Raven," "The Tell Tale Heart," "The Black Cat" and more in a celebration of Edgar Allan Poe and the actor's art. Using only the simplest accoutrements, Tsendeas transforms into the narrators of Poe's most demented masterworks, transporting the audience along with him.

"The Poe Show" opens Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m. and runs through Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m. Additional performances are on Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 at 2 p.m. The Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) is located on the campus of HCC at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, MD, 21044. All tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Horowitz Center Box Office, online at or by calling 443-518-1500.

"Tony is a renowned interpreter of Poe's short stories," says Michael Stebbins, Rep Stage's producing artistic director. "He is associated with the Poe House in Baltimore and is a walking, talking Poe encyclopedia. He does not just recite Poe's stories; he embodies the stories, which is what makes his performance so unique. Tony performed 'The Poe Show' at the Belmont Conference Center in 2010 and again last year for a limited engagement in the Smith Theatre and the audiences were captivated. As we get closer to Halloween, the Poe stories take on an additional 'creep' factor. We are very excited to share his work with audiences from Howard County and beyond as part of our Salon Series. Tony also directed Rep Stage's productions of 'Wittenberg' and 'An Almost Holy Picture' and will be seen on Rep's stage in the spring in 'Las Meninas.'"