A new commission of Edgar Allan Poe's Stories
Adapted & Performed by Alec Silberblatt
Directed by Marya Sea Kaminski
The works of American writer Edgar Allan Poe have been translated into several languages ranging from French to Japanese. For the first time, Alec Silberblatt (Public PlayTime’s The Mon Valley Medium) will translate Poe’s unique macabre voice to the signature Western PA dialect of Pittsburghese. Silberblatt writes and performs in a chilling one-person play titled A Tell-Tale Heart, reimagining themes from several Poe stories from the point of view of a simple Yinzer named Gene. Gene introduces us to his sweetheart Lenora, his collection of kooky neighbors, their various creatively named pets, and the disturbing cycle of violence threatening to envelope each of them, all while tuning out the mysterious thumping sound haunting him.
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Public PlayTime's Classics N'at benefit series is presented by PNC