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THEATER Immersive 'Edgar Allan Poe' extended to Nov. 21
2021-11-04

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Oak Park Festival Theatre's 2021 Jeff-recommended production of David Rice's immersive The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story at Oak Park's historic Pleasant Home, originally scheduled to run through Nov. 7, has been extended two weeks and will now close Sunday, Nov. 21.

Performances are 8 p.m. (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday); 1 p.m. (Saturday); and 3 and 8 p.m. (Sunday).

Five years after the death of his beloved wife, Edgar Allan Poe (played by Christian Gray) grapples with love and madness in this theater experience. The audience will follow the ghost of Virginia Poe (played by Erica Bittner) as she stirs memories from beyond the grave, or follow Poe as he winds his way from "The Telltale Heart" to "The Pit and the Pendulum." This unique performance—composed of six of Poe's poems and short stories—leads audience members through Pleasant Home's dark halls, with a different tale of terror in every room.

Tickets are $44 each, with special pricing available for students, seniors and groups with more than 10 people. See OakParkFestival.com .

Note: Due to the close proximity of this immersive experience, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all ticket holders. Audience will be required to wear face masks throughout the performance. Children 12 and younger are not permitted.


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