WICKED TAVERN TALES

Genre: Drama
Three of Edgar Allan Poe's tales adapted by Greg Oliver Bodine

Production Consolidated and Manhattan Theatre Source are proud to present Wicked Tavern Tales, Greg Oliver Bodine's adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's best short horror stories: "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Tell-tale Heart" and "The Black Cat,". The production combines classic storytelling and drama in the genre of the macabre. Welcome to the "Hell's Hound" (circa 1850s) -- a tavern in an un-named city where the beer flows freely and the tales are tall! Or are they? On a brisk October night, just as last call is announced, the tavern proprietor and a barmaid are entreated by the audience to entertain them with "a good story" before closing time. The narrators oblige and begin to spin - not one - but three yarns of mystery and murder. Soon, the characters from each story appear, breathing life into the words of their storytellers, supplying the action, and bringing to each vignette spine-tingling suspense, its own harrowing dénouement!

Amber Estes directs. The design team is Keith Truax (Lights), Andy Cohen (Sound), Greg Bellow (set), Jeanette Look (costum) and Daryl Boling (graphic). Montserrat Mendez serves as the stage manager.

Cast: Libby Collins, Ridley Parson, Nancy Sirianni, Kevin G. Shinnick, Brianna Hansan

Open:   10/17/07
Close:   11/03/07

Schedule:
Wednesday through Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm. On Halloween, October 31, there will be a double bill, Todd Pate’s Following Annie at 8:00 pm followed by Wicked Tavern Tales at 9:00 pm.
Theater:   Manhattan Theatre Source
Address:   177 MacDougal Street
New York,
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Cost:$18
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