Humor and Horror to Celebrate Halloween 2017 as WordStage Presents Excerpts from Ambrose Bierce

Humor and Horror to Celebrate Halloween 2017 as WordStage Presents Excerpts from Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer. Bierce's book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. A prolific and versatile writer, Bierce was regarded as one of the most influential journalists in the United States.

For his horror writing, he is ranked him alongside Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft as a pioneering writer of macabre fiction. His war stories influenced Stephen Crane, Ernest Hemingway, and others, and he was considered an influential and feared literary critic. In December 1913, Bierce traveled to Chihuahua, Mexico, to gain first-hand experience of the Mexican Revolution. He disappeared, and was rumored to be traveling with rebel troops. He was never seen again. Bierce's witty and wonderfully spine chilling words will be performed by WordStage Core Company members Agnes Herrmann, Paul Slimak and Tim Tavcar accompanied by eerie incidental music performed by violinist Mary Beth Ions and pianist Patrick Wickliffe.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 or "Pay what You Will"

For more information visit www.wordstageoh.com or call 216-712-6926.


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