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.