Saturday, April 13
Planet Poe Steampunk Show 2013:
Edgar Allan Poe’s MAELSTRÖM
Directed by ROBERT X. PLANET
Starring JOY BINGHAM STRIMPLE and BARON DIXON; With Special Guest WANDA McHATTON
Tickets: $12 door – Advance discount tickets sales are over. Tickets will be available at door.
doors open 7pm show starts at 8pm
Ships, cargo and hapless sailors are swept to their certain doom into a turbid vortex of swirling horror as a legendary oceanic whirlpool wreaks its fury, swallowing whales, stone buildings and even entire forests in Poe’s harrowing high-seas adventure!
Planet Poe, an Alwun House tradition since 2000, presents the chilling tale as the centerpiece of an evening of dramatic readings by professional actors, enhanced with music and sound effects. The Steampunk-themed program will also include the humorous and quirky tales A Predicament, or the Scythe of Time and The Angel of the Odd: an Extravaganza; the amusing science-fiction yarn Mellonta Tauta (Things of the Future); the poems “The City in the Sea,” “Evening Star” and “A Dream Within a Dream”; and—because it’s 2013 and we’re all still here, and because very recently Earth has been bypassed by comets and bombarded by huge meteors—a special reprise of Planet Poe’s original 2011 playlet, DOOMSDAY: The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion, based on Poe’s startlingly prophetic 1839 tale of an approaching comet that threatens to immolate our entire planet.