Venue Details

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Gore Place
Between Richgrain and Lawndale 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA 02453
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2 events
1 review
0 stars
I would recommend bringing a flashlight. It's dark walking up to the mansion and also wear flat shoes.
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3 events
1 review
4 stars
The weather was warm summer evening. I wore light clothes as it was warm in the house..
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"Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre"
14 ratings
4.4 average rating
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116 events
6 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 12 2013

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.

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98 events
74 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 12 2013

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...continued

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29 events
17 reviews
16 stars
attended Jan 14 2012

He was so good that it was scary. You were actually talking to Poe. He did an excellent job on the readings.

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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.

This event is recommended for ages 16 and older.