Fellow Poe enthusiasts, take note:
Be it in bunkers, wine cellars, castles, or even under the floorboards, the thrills and frights of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic stories of the macabre are always lurking—especially in RadioTheatre’s THE EDGAR ALLAN POE FESTIVAL.
To further extend the hauntings of Poe, RadioTheatre—as a part of their RadioTheatre Hour!— reimagined ten of his short stories by turning them into audio-only plays, each rich with, in this reviewer’s opinion, tailored music, striking sound effects, and the efforts of talented voice actors.
From mundane to madnenning, collected here in this round up are five reviews of some of Poe’s better known work featured in the festival. Here you may stumble upon the stories of a low-luck outcast, a paranoid murderer, a revenge-driven foe, and much more.
Let shivers run down your spine, let your mind wander, let yourself be unsettled in THE EDGAR ALLAN POE FESTIVAL.
CLICK A PICTURE TO READ A STORY— OR CLICK A LINK BELOW.
(REVIEWS ARE LISTED AS THEY APPEAR IN THE FESTIVAL CATALOGUE)
THE OVAL PORTRAIT
THE BLACK CAT
THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
Frank Zilinyi, R.Patrick Alberty, Alejandro Cardozo, Caitlin Boyle, Sarah Gwynne Walker
Dan Bianchi (director/story adapter/sound), Wes Shippee (sound design/tech director)
About the Author:
Margaret Smith is a multi-genre writer, editor, and Americano enthusiast based out of Chicago. Having recently achieved her B.A. from Columbia College Chicago, she’s now been granted the time to fully enjoy the arts and cultural offerings around her—as well as pursue hobbies such as swimming and reading her way through her bookshelf.