Last night Julie and I went to the PoeFest on Grand Avenue and saw presentations of "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Raven." The PoeFest is presented by Arizona Curriculum Theater and performed at Soul Invictus.
The stories are performed solo, as the audience visits an asylum where the characters tell you their tales, all delivered in Poe's words. Performances change with each show, so you might see "House of Usher" or "The Black Cat" or "The Tell-Tale Heart." We thought it was a lot of fun and a cool way to celebrate the Halloween season. This is the 4th year that Arizona Curriculum Theater as put this on. All the money and proceeds go to promote literacy, engage students and making education a prime goal within our state.
The theater is small, located on 11th Avenue and Grand. Performances will run through to Halloween. So if you're in Phoenix and Edgar Allen Poe is your thing and you feel like supporting a worthy cause then check it out.