‘The Poe Show’ says ‘Boo!’ at BPA


Not likely.

Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School students will stage a one-day-only, one-act medley of some of the better-known short works of horror icon Edgar Allan Poe at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 — just in time for the spookiest day of the year.

Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, youth, students, military and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206-842-8569 or in person at BPA (200 Madison Ave. North).

BPA Box Office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

The creepy lineup of stories to be explored include “The Telltale Heart” and “The Premature Burial,” among others.

According to www.biography.com: “Poe (Jan. 19, 1809 to Oct. 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, critic and editor best known for evocative short stories and poems that captured the imagination and interest of readers around the world. His imaginative storytelling and tales of mystery and horror gave birth to the modern detective story. Many of Poe’s works, including ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ and ‘The Fall of the House of Usher,’ became literary classics. Some aspects of Poe’s life, like his literature, is shrouded in mystery, and the lines between fact and fiction have been blurred substantially since his death.”