Friday, March 1, 2013

Tales of Edgar Allan Poe at The Center for Puppetry Arts

Greetings Everyone,
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend "The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe" at The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta on Thursday evening after a full day of school programs in Forsyth County.  To say I was impressed would be an understatement.  The final day of this awesome play is Saturday, March 3rd.  If they ever put it on again, I would encourage you to run, not walk, to get a ticket and see it.  It is unlike any puppet show that I have ever seen as it uses both actors along with the puppets for a truly unique experience.  Not only that, but the set itself was hauntingly beautiful and as soon as you walked in the room, it felt like you were inside of a Poe story - great atmosphere!  Just as excellent as the play was the music and sound effects, which were performed live by a very talented musician who used a combination of electronic equipment and homemade instruments.

Add to all of this a freezing winter night with wind gusts of 20 mph and you had the perfect setting to hear and see a unique twist on some of Poe's most famous stories.  Two thumbs way up!

Enjoy a picture of the set below.

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