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Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Photo © Center for Puppetry Arts

Adapted by Bobby Box in collaboration with Jon Ludwig
Directed by Michael Haverty

2012-13 New Directions Series for Adults & Teens

Feb 12 - Mar 3, 2013
Downstairs Theater
Recommended for ages 12+

•Tues-Fri: 11am
•Thur-Sat: 8pm
•Sun: 5pm

Step inside the ruins of a fallen house where mysterious spirits bedevil the living and where it is always a midnight dreary. Gothic designs, haunting music, and shadowy figures breathe life into Poe’s tapestry of terror, weaving his classics The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Bells, The Black Cat, and The Cask of Amontillado with his lesser known works Berenice, The Oval Portrait, M.S. Found in a Bottle, and Lenore. These macabre tales will leave your heart pounding, evermore!

Talkback: Friday, Feb 15, following 8pm performance

Puppetry Style:
Table-top, Rod

NOTE: These reviews are from past productions and may have different cast/crews than the current show.

Access Atlanta (February 13, 2010) - "Such (un)romance: Puppetry Arts’ ‘Edgar Allan Poe’" By Jamie Gumbrecht. URL

Creative Loafing (January 24, 2007) - "Poe Folks." By Curt Holman. URL

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Behind the Scenes of
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

About the Performers

Luis R. Hernandez celebrates his 8th season here at the Center and is glad to reprise his role from the 2010 production of Poe. At the Center, he has previously appeared in Peter Pan, SPACE!, Beauty & the Beast, Charlotte’s Web, Winnie-the-Pooh and in the title role of Don Quixote. Some of his favorite Atlanta theatre credits include Cousin Julio in The Motherf***r with the Hat (Actor’s Express, 2012 Suzi Bass Award Nominee), Norman in The Boys Next Door (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls (Aurora Theatre), and Neal in The 1940’s Radio Hour (Theatre in the Square). He has also performed on the stages of Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity, Dad’s Garage, Stage Door Players, and The Shakespeare Tavern. You can catch him as Father Acosta in Lifetime TV’s series premiere of Devious Maids later this year.

Reay Kaplan has been a professional actor and puppeteer in Atlanta since 1999.  In addition to performing in over 20 productions at the Center for Puppetry Arts, her work has been seen at Synchronicity Theater, The Alliance Theater, Haverty Marionettes, Dad’s Garage, and 7 Stages.  In addition to live performing, Reay's voice can be heard narrating audio books from time to time.  Much love and thanks to the cast and crew of Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Black cats and white roses to Ethan and Eliza.

Klimchak is a composer known for his use of electronics & homebuilt instruments. His work has been seen in dance, theater & solo performances around the world. In 2011/12, he received grants from Idea Capital & Art on the Beltline for work on Klimchak's Lebeato Lounge, a series of compositions for home-built instruments with lights incorporated in them. More info at

Rudy Roushdi is thrilled to be back for Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. You may have seen him earlier this season as Charlie-in-the-Box and Santa in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He received his BA in theatre from Gainesville Theatre Alliance. He would like to thank Michael for the amazing opportunity. Thanks to Reay, Luis, Jessica, and Klimchak for their patience and hard work. Enjoy the show!

Original Music Composed and Performed by Klimchak

Stage Manager
Jessica Lewis

Scenic Designer
F. Elaine Williams

Costume Designer
Jamie Bullins

Lighting Designer
Liz Lee

Puppet Designers
Jason von Hinezmeyer,
Scott Spencer, Chris Brown

Projection Designer
Jason von Hinezmeyer

Sound Designers

Gregory Montague & Brian Kettler

Asst. Puppet Builders
Katherine Callahan, Park Cofield, Chris Brown, Emily Pape

Resident Puppet Builder
Jason von Hinezmeyer

Technical Director
Bill Jones

Master Electrician
Gregory Montague

Liz Lee

Artistic Associate
Michael Haverty

Puppet Builder
Stephanie McCoy

Assoc. Technical Director
Ryan Sbaratta

Resident Stage Manager
Gillian Wilson

Assoc. Producer

Kristin Haverty

Head Puppeteer
Amy (Strickland) Sweeney

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