Eric Hill Directs “Poe” as Kate Maguire Returns to Stage with David Adkins for a World Premiere [Berkshire on Stage]
Just reading a story by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) out loud to friends is enough to send chills down the spine. The briliance of Poe seems to literally jump off the page and into our imagination in a way few other writers have ever achieved. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story.
So it comes as exciting news that the Berkshire Theatre Group will be staging Poe, a world premiere at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Opening night is Saturday (October 4) at 8pm. Preview performances begin on tonight (Thursday, October 2) at 7pm and the production closes on Sunday, October 26 at 2pm.
And as you might expect of Poe, this new work based on his writing has more than a couple of surprises up its own sleeve. For one, a rare appearance by Kate Maguire on stage as Mrs. O’Donnell. The longtime BTG alum, David Adkins returns to take the title role as the literary great and masterful wordsmith Edgar Allan Poe. Perfect for the autumnal Halloween season of October, the poetic and macabre tales of terror come to life in a brilliant reflection of Poe written and directed by Eric Hill.