LENORE RISES: AN EDGAR ALLAN POE MACABARET

The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews. He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America’s first great literary critic and theoretician. Poe’s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.

Just as the bizarre characters in Poe’s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself. He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. This is the Poe of legend.

Tickets are no longer available online. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

Celebrate the master of the macabre with spoken word, music, improv, and skits that are inspired by Poe, are interpretations of his work, or roasts of Poe.

*This is a non-censored event at an all-ages venue. We welcome everyone, but there will be adult content.

From the creators of Frankenstein: A Cabaret, The Snow Queen: A Folk Opera, and 2017's Atlantis, The Broken Planetarium presents a two-night, limited run variety show in honor of Halloween. Lenore Rises: An Edgar Allan Poe Macabaret is a curated variety show where artists and performers from around Portland give voice to Poe's female characters through art installations, live music, Dolly Parton impersonations, dance, and of course, macabre cabaret. Come see the work of the theater and arts collective that Willamette Week has said is making “some of the most imaginative theater in Portland.”

This show is a curated gathering of the Broken Planetarium's regular arts gatherings that have artists and community members sharing what they've made around a monthly theme. To join us and for more information, go to www.brokenplanetarium.org.

The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews. He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America’s first great literary critic and theoretician. Poe’s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.

Just as the bizarre characters in Poe’s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself. He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. This is the Poe of legend.

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