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Elizabeth I of England was considered the best-educated monarch of her day. By the time she was 11, she could write and speak English, Latin and Italian. Later, she added Greek and Cornish.
An Evening with Poe
“An Evening with Poe”
October 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31; November 1 & 2
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on all performance days except October 23 and 30. The October 23 and 30 performances will have an 8 p.m. start time due to late business hours for “The Eye of Napoleon.” Performances are approximately 2 hours.
*Educators, for information on our daytime “Tales of Poe” Education Program, click here.
Back by popular demand, the Frazier Museum’s Historic Interpretations Department will bring some of Poe’s best known works to the stage for a live show like you’ve never seen before. This year, eight Poe tales will be presented, including five poems and three short stories:
- Annabel Lee
- The Raven
- The Bells
- The Tell-Tale Heart
- MS Found in a Bottle
- The Fall of the House of Usher
- Dream Within a Dream (a song by The Tamerlane Trio)
Tickets are just $15 and include admission to the museum’s permanent galleries. Cash bar. To purchase tickets, call (502) 753-5663 or click here. Frazier Museum members may purchase tickets a week prior to the general public. Advanced purchase is recommended!
* Tickets do not include access to special exhibitions, such as “The Eye of Napoleon.”
For more on the Frazier Museum’s historic interpretations, including a daily performance schedule, click here.
The Music Behind “An Evening with Poe”
Live musical accompaniment for “An Evening with Poe” is provided by The Tamerlane Trio, an ensemble of local musicians formed specifically for “An Evening with Poe.” Amber Estes Thieneman (vocals), Mick Sullivan (guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals) and Rob Collier (bass and vocals) have collaborated and performed independently with groups such as Sandpaper Dolls, Fire the Saddle, Liberation Prophecy and Squeeze-bot, among others.
The scores pull largely from music played in the Appalachia region during Poe’s time. Having grown up in Richmond, Va., Poe certainly would have heard the music of slaves, the strings of a banjo, as well as the popular parlor music of the day. The Tamerlane Trio plays folk songs carried from the British Isles, music composed by personal acquaintances of Poe and some of the day’s most popular songs – many of which are now largely forgotten.
Crafting an unusual repertoire of 19th century music specifically for “An Evening with Poe.” The trio has also written an original musical setting for Poe’s “Dream Within a Dream,” along with an original score for some of the evening’s onstage action.
- Historic Interpreters Tony Dingman, Kelly Moore and Eric Frantz perform The Masque of the Red Death during “An Evening with Poe.”
“An Evening with Poe” series: