This special program of dramatic readings, performed by costumed professional voice actors, is enhanced with visual effects and an original sound score. Directed by Robert X. Planet, starring Joy Bingham Strimple, Baron Dixon and Wanda McHatton, with Special Guest Manuel Paul Arenas. Audio, Brian Popovec.
The title piece is a light-hearted, eye-opening examination of “Eureka,” Poe’s bombastic and stunningly prophetic lecture on God and the Cosmos—a long-overlooked gem that is only now being recognized for its genius and jaw-dropping insight. PLANET POE, an Alwun House tradition since 2000, kicks off its seventeenth anniversary season with this Steampunk-styled show spotlighting just a few of the beloved Bard of Baltimore’s lesser-known works that illuminate his true genius.
Although better known for his chilling horror stories and eerily romantic poetry, Poe had a brilliant scientific mind. Incredibly, he imagined quantum mechanics and the Big Bang/Big Crunch model of cyclic multiverse theory—in logical terms, and with startling clarity—more than a century before modern scientists even began to theorize about any of them! Amazingly, he also predicted bionic limbs, the transatlantic cable, magnetic propulsion, 300-MPH bullet trains, space travel and extraterrestrial life!
A Champagne Reception follows the performance. Intertemporalist Steampunk Exhibit in Gallery.