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34 Star Starred
Gore Place
Between Richgrain and Lawndale 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA 02453
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Deb

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.

reviewed Jan 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from RStevens

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

reviewed Jan 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Paulp

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

reviewed Jan 14 2012 report as inappropriate
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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.

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