2011-Embodying Poe: Poetry in Performance

Edgar Allan Poe

To most Americans, Edgar Allen Poe is a writer of short stories: tales of horror and suspense. But to himself, Poe was a poet, the poet who walked within the realm of love and dreams. He was the idealist, tormented by an obscene passion, who resorted to short stories and essays out of a need for daily bread.
In Robert Michael Oliver’s Embodying Poe: Poetry in Performance he strives to capture the tenure of the man, not the character; the sensitivities of the poet Poe, not the habits of the editor Poe or the drunk Poe, or even the desperate lover Poe, though a little of each of those personas resonates in the poetic Self this performance brings to the stage.  Seven of Poe’s most revealing poetic creations are combined with original music and visuals and a psycho-biographical narrative.
Embodying Poe opens on July 9 at 4:30 at Fort Fringe – The Shop, 607 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC and is presented as a part of the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.
Tickets for the show are $17.  Tickets can be purchased at the Capital Fringe
Box-Office 1.866.811.4111 or online at capitalfringe.org.  The complete schedule
for Embodying Poe: Poetry in Performance is listed below.
For more on the show click here.
Saturday July 9, 2011 4:30 pm
Thursday July 14, 2011 8:00 pm
Sunday July 17, 2011 8:00 pm
Wednesday July 20, 2009 10:00 pm
Friday July 22, 2009 12 midnight.