About this event:
Don’t miss an opportunity to see Poe performed within the very walls Poe lived and worked… and on his birthday!
Join us at Poe House for a special performance of Poe’s most beloved works by actor, Stephen Mead. Mr. Mead will allow the audience to vote for their favorite piece and then perform either “The Raven” or “The Tell Tale Heart”. Donations to Poe House will determine the winning piece!
This special performance is free as part of admission to Poe House, but seats are very limited (first come, first served) and attendees must arrive by 1:45 if you wish to vote! Proceeds to benefit Poe Baltimore and The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum.
Stephen Mead delighted Poe House visitors during The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards last October and we are thrilled to have him return. “Mr. Mead trained as an actor at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Besides appearing in many stage productions, he has worked as a drama adviser to Goldcrest Films UK and written for Channel4 (TV). Stephen has made a specialty of dramatic recitations from the works of DICKENS, EDGAR ALLAN POE,LEWIS CARROLL, W.S. GILBERT and other 19th-century authors. He brings poems and prose by these writers to vivid life without costume, make-up, lights or scenery. Most 19th-century literature was written to be heard as well as read, and Stephen Mead’s enthralling renditions of these pieces have gripped audiences in the UK and the US since 1987.” For more about his work, visit https://stephenmeadperformer.wordpress.com/
NOTE for revelers: Poe Baltimore will be celebrating Poe’s 210th Birthday with a full day of performance and fun. Be sure to check our events list for all of the special birthday happenings that day!