Nomadic EDGAR ALLAN POEtry Event: Cherie Weinert with “Poe’s Women”
About this event:
October 1: @ Poe’s former home, The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum
Poe’s Woman: Actress Cherie Weinert’s reading of A Telltale Heart by Poe will delve into the role of women in his writing and may well reveal how the women who lived with Poe in this house clarified his vision. Weinert is highly regarded for her frequent stage appearances throughout the region, including her one-woman programs, Rosalie Calvert: The Mistress of Riversdale andShakespeare’s Spirited Women (Parts One and Two).
(Rain or shine, meet at noon outside the Edgar Allan Poe House, 203 N. Amity Street, Baltimore, 21223; BYO: umbrella and folding chair if you’d like. To view an interactive map, visit: https://www.poeinbaltimore.org/poe-places/ )
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Between Noon-12:30pm on October 1, 7, 15 & 22, Poe Baltimore will offer Four FreeFall Baltimore Poe Baltimore’s Nomadic EDGAR ALLAN POE-try Events:
Come celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s dark and fearsome brilliance with four lunchtime events in Poe-appropriate locations across downtown Baltimore.
As part of Free Fall Baltimore, Poe Baltimore has planned four free events at Poe-appropriate sites tied to the famed Edgar Allan Poe. Starting at NOON on the first four Wednesdays in October, you can enjoy free 30-minute special performances/ interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe’s writing as part of FreeFall Baltimore. Each event will take place outdoors (rain or shine—so again, please be POE-like and bring an umbrella if it’s gray and gloomy.)
ABOUT THE PERFORMER
We are thankful that Cherie Weinert has generously supported Poe Baltimore, Inc. with this fine performance. Cherie is currently performing the role of Verna in A.R. Gurney’s Public Affairs at the Fells Point Corner Theatre until Saturday, October 4 (tickets at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1 .) Other roles she has performed at this theatre are Chubukova in The Marriage Proposal, “B” in Three Tall Women, Ruth in Table Manners, Jane in Benefactors, Hanna in Arcadia, Molly in Molly Sweeney, Anna in Closer, Masha in The Three Sisters, and The Countess in Enrico IV. Cherie has also performed leading roles at Theatre Hopkins in more than 30 plays, including Tartuffe, Measure for Measure, Private Lives, Bedroom Farce, A Doll’s House, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Lady from the Sea, The Winter’s Tale, Marvin’s Room, Copenhagen, and Royal Family. She has appeared at the Olney Theatre Center as Miss Kleinweiss in King of the Jews and as The Woman in The Millionairess; at The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival as the Duchess of York/Ratcliffe in Richard III and as The Widow in Taming of the Shrew; and at The Vagabonds as Arsinoe in The Misanthrope. She performed the role of Jocasta in Oedipus Rex at Performance Workshop Theatre and in Phoenician Women at Natural Theatricals in Alexandria. She has also appeared at Centerstage, The Baltimore Opera, The Theater Project, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her one-woman program Rosalie Calvert: The Mistress of Riversdale has been presented at Homewood House, Maryland Historical Society, Riversdale Historical Society, Calvert County Historical Society, the Paca House, Hampton House, Dumbarton House, the Clarise Smiith Performing Arts Center, and the residence of the Belgian Ambassador, among many others. She has a Masters degree in acting from San Jose State University.
ABOUT THE SITE:
Edgar Allan Poe lived at this address in Baltimore—in what was then the countryside—with his aunt (and later mother-in-law), Maria Clemm, her ailing mother (Elizabeth Cairnes Poe, aged 73), her daughter (Virginia Eliza Clemm, aged 10, later Poe’s wife), and perhaps her son (Henry Clemm, aged 14) for two or three years from about 1832 until 1835 when he moved to Richmond to edit The Southern Literary Messenger. The 2 ½ story, 5 room house (a National Historic Landmark) is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 11-4pm between May and late December. For more information, visit: poe.baltimore.org / www.poeinbaltimore.org
Free Fall Baltimore is made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the generous contributions of BGE, The Abell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, American Trading & Production Corporation (Atapco), The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, and the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Charitable Funds.