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Edger Allen Poe

Theatrical Performances Coming Soon:

“An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”

Oct. 27 & 28, 7:30 p.m.

Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood

Lakewood Playhouse presents a special event for its 79th season: The one man show “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” featuring Tim Hoban. The play will be performed for one weekend on Fri., Oct. 27 and Sat., Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are only $10 each.

Presented in the Lakewood Playhouse’s thrust configuration with seating facing the stage as well on both of its sides, this performance recreates an evening with Edgar Allan Poe as he invites you to his parlor to hear some of his most famous stories of the macabre and imagery-filled poetry. Although suitable for all ages, it is best to accompany those who might need comfort should the tales be too disturbing.

“An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” is a revival of a very successful show created by Northwest playwright Bryan Willis and originally directed by David Wright.

South Sound veteran actor Tim Hoban recreates an audience with Edgar Allen Poe as he promotes a magazine called “The Stylus” and the stories and poetry found within.

Parental advisory: Some of Mr. Poe’s stories might be too scary for little ones. Parents are encouraged to read some of his stories, and poems, and decide if the material is appropriate for their young family members.


Literary Events Coming Soon:

“Book Brawl”

Oct. 19, 7 p.m.

King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave.

Join King’s Books for the literary battle of the year as Tacoma celebrities face off in an epic Book Brawl. Each participant will champion a favorite book and convince the audience and other celebrities that their book is the best. Following the event, there will be a book social (where attendees can talk about their favorite reads) and they will have a chance to buy the books with 20 percent of sales going to Pierce County AIDS Foundation. This event is co-sponsored by PCAF, in celebration of their 30th anniversary.

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