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Richmond Hill Community Theatre's Poe rescheduled for Oct. 13-14
Richmond Hill Community Theatre
Madeline Morrow rehearses her lines for the Oct. 13-14 Richmond Hill Community Theatre performances of An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. Morrow is the lead actress in The Telltale Heart, the last of the vignettes. - photo by Photo courtesy of Hilary Diebold

The Richmond Hill Community Theatre kicks off its 2017-18 season with “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” by Robert Mason, a collection of six plays associated with the iconic 19th century writer.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 and at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 3740 U.S. 17, Unit #1, in Richmond Hill. Note: This is a new location from what was previously announced.

Tickets are $15 for premium seating, $12 general admission, and $10 for military, students 14 and under, and seniors 65 and over, and can be purchased online at

The production is led by two directors: Allen Edwards and Thomas Harris, who thanked the cast and crew for “months of hard work.” They added, “We commend our cast and crew for the long hours of practice, memorization, and manual labor spent on set building. It seemed all were passionate about the work of Edgar Allan Poe, and many were deep into character shortly into rehearsals. This troupe of characters has made us proud.”

Starting the show is “The Cask of Amontillado” which portrays how a simple slight can lead to disastrous results. “The Purloined Letter” demonstrates the methods of Poe’s premier private investigator, C. Auguste Dupin. “The Fall of the House of Usher” shows a rare malady’s final days on the Ushers. Just before intermission, witness the insane asylum from an unusual angle in “The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether.” After intermission, “The Oblong Box” follows a voyage where one of the passengers brings a strange piece of cargo on board, causing peculiar behavior. Finally, “The Telltale Heart” shows how guilt can manifest itself in the mind of the guilty.

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