WAYNESBORO—The Institute will host a theatrical production spotlighting Edgar Allan Poe on Friday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m., at The Wharf, a rural, park-like property at 10141 Wharf Road in Waynesboro, Pa. The performance is free and open to the public.
The program is presented by Maryland Entertainment Group (MEG) of Hagerstown. Professional actor Todd Loughry brings Poe to life, performing fan favorites The Tell-Tale Heart, The Bells, The Raven, and Hop-Frog, along with mixture of poetry and musings. Loughry has been portraying Poe for more than 20 years.
“We are delighted that The Institute is able to bring this exciting outdoor performance to our local community,” said Tracy Holliday, Institute executive director.
The featured play of the evening is Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado,” directed by Sam Little, artistic director of MEG. Little also plays the character of Montressor. Actor Jacob Reese portrays Fortunato.
“Todd Loughry, as the master of macabre Edgar Allan Poe, is a tour de force,” Little said. “With his dry wit and comedic timing, he holds the audience in the palm of his hand and takes them for a thrilling ride of haunts and laughs. We are thrilled to present one of Poe’s short stories, The Cask of Amontillado, alongside him!”
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics.