Duke City Rep and Blackout Theatre Collaborate for POE FEST, Feb-April 2013

Blackout Theatre Company and Duke City Repertory Theatre Announce Poe Fest. Join Blackout and Duke City Rep for a festival of events celebrating of the life and works of the renowned writer Edgar Allan Poe, the inspiration for both DCRT's Poe and Blackout's The Poe Project: Merely This and Nothing More. Poe-centric activities begin the last week of January and continue through April.

Events include; Po(e)p Quiz at Nexus Brewery, Comedy? Presents Sketchy Poe at The Box Performance Space, The Bells: A Night of Poe Inspired Music at Blackbird Buvette and last but not least, the "Mask of the Red Death" Masquerade Ball at ArtBar!

Visit http://dukecity.wix.com/poefestival for dates and times.

POE, by Dr. John Hardy
Duke City Repertory Theatre
Run: February 7 - 17, 2013 (Thurs through Sun) | Curtain: Thurs - Sat at 8:00 pm; Sun at 2:00 pm
Opening Night: Thurs, Feb. 7th at 8:00 pm | Venue: The Filling Station, 1024 4th Street SW
Ticket Prices: Regular $20; Senior/Student/Military $12; Thursdays $10; Children (aged 5 to 17) $5
Order Tickets: (505) 797-7081 or www.dukecityrep.com

Join Albuquerque's BEST Theatre Company (Best of the City - Albuquerque The Magazine 2011, 2012) as we journey into the mind of the father of American horror and revisit his best known stories as DCRT seeks to answer the question: Who is Edgar Allan Poe?

POE, the third production in DCRT's "Winter Classics Series", masterfully weaves the life of the writer and two of his works, William Wilson and The Telltale Heart into a electrifying look at the legendary master of macabre and mystery. Part thriller, part history lesson, this fierce and energetic production is sure to mesmerize audiences of all ages. The outstanding cast includes DCRT Artistic Director Amelia Ampuero in her first show of 2012/2013 season, Associate Artistic Director Frank Green, Resident Company Member Lauren Myers as well as the return of DCRT favorites Katie Becker, Ezra Colon and Stephanie Grilo.

The Poe Project: Merely This and Nothing More
Blackout Theatre Company
Run: March 22 - April 7, 2013 (Fri through Sun) | Curtain: Fri - Sat at 8:00 pm; Sun at 2:00 pm
Opening Night: Fri, March 22nd at 8:00 pm | Venue: VSA North 4th Arts Center, 4904 4th Street NW
Ticket Prices: Regular $15; Senior/Student/ATG $10
Order Tickets: (505) 672-8648 or www.blackouttheatre.com

Blackout Theatre Company is remounting their first ensemble created play, The Poe Project: Merely This and Nothing More. Blackout's ground-breaking production was a major hit with audiences during its first run. The original play is inspired by the poems, tales and essays of Edgar Allen Poe.

Blackout's tale follows Dr. Valdemar Usher, a prolific scientist, lost in his dark experimentations. Dr. Usher is paid visit by an old friend, August Dupine, who brings along a new assistant, Rowena. Dupine hopes that the beautiful Rowena will help guide Usher back to sanity. Can love drag Dr. Usher out of his madness? Or will his scientific passion engulf all who surround him?

Blackout's remount of The Poe Project: Merely This and Nothing More promises to be dark, eerie and frightening. Blackout's creative take on the works of Poe is a definite "Must See" this March.

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