Edgar Allan Poe: The House of Usher Meets the House of Gore
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The last date listed for Edgar Allan Poe: The House of Usher Meets the House of Gore was Saturday January 12, 2013 / 6:00pm.
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Witness all the antics of America's favorite dizzy redhead and her Cuban crooner hubby as beloved '50s sitcom I Love Lucy is transformed into a live musical. Step back in time onto the Desilu soundstage where a charming host will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest hi-fi technology that makes this new thing called "television" possible. Then, the show starts, and Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel get up to their side-splitting antics in the familiar cozy surroundings of their New York apartment building and at the famed Tropicana Nightclub, where The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra delights with "Babalu" and other Cuban dance numbers. In between scenes, the Crystaltone Singers will perform live advertising jingles from the show's newest sponsors (Brylcreem, anyone?) in perfect '50s-style harmony. This is your chance to be a member of the studio audience at the taping of two classic I Love Lucy episodes -- "The Benefit" (Lucy agrees to get Ricky to perform in a benefit for her women's club, as long as she is the star of the show) and "Lucy Has Her Eyes Examined" (drops from the eye doctor make Lucy's vision blurry just as she's about to have a jitterbug audition for a movie role). Learn More
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I was pleasantly surprised.
The actor assumed the role of Edgar Allen Poe as he read four of the writer's stories in his one hour performance. Approximately, 100 attended the event, and the location in the Gore mansion in Waltham was perfect. I also like the fact that Mr. Poe took difficult questions from the audience after his readings while staying in character. It was a unique experience.
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An actor pretends to be Poe. He reads Poe's stories, shares anecdotes and history, and answers questions as Poe. Fun & interesting event. Also, the location (Gore Place--a beautiful historic mansion) was a great spot for this event.
Waltham native and independent scholar Rob Velella has made it his stated goal to “...do nothing less than bring 19th-century writers back from the dead.” Using first-person, in-character interpretation, Rob portrays the young Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne and, of course, Edgar A. Poe.
With its lofty ceiling, marble floors and beautiful decor, the Great Hall of the 1806 Gore mansion will provide the perfect setting for these spooky tales. What better way to spend a winter's eve?
This event is recommended for those ages 16 and older.
About the Ticket Supplier: Gore Place
Gore Place Society's mission is to preserve and promote the 1806 estate of Christopher and Rebecca Gore as a unique educational resource to inspire an appreciation of early 19th-century America.