5 p.m. update: If you’d like to volunteer to help out the night of a performance, you’ll not only see the play for free, you’ll also receive free drinks and free tickets for a future performance. They especially need people Friday Oct. 14. Email Mark S. Sanders (m-s-sandersATcomcastDOTnet) to volunteer.
The Poe House needs your help.
Subsidies to the house will end soon. And without enough money to meet budget shortfalls, the house may have to close and stop giving tours to the public. You may have seen the sign for Pennies for Poe on my office door–making a donation is one way you can help keep the Poe house open.
Another way: See Mark Sanders, a noted Poe impersonator, in a one-man play this weekend for only $10.
A Portrait of Poe
Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Performance begins at 8 p.m.
AREA 405, 405 E. Oliver Street
in the Station North Entertainment District
About the performance
“A Portrait of Poe” is a three act drama that explores the complexity of Poe’s character through dramatic recitations of his poems and excerpts from his short stories, correspondence and essays. Rather than add to the contradictions often encountered when attempting to present an accurate Poe, this play draws almost exclusively from his works and letters. In this way, it is hoped the renowned poet, author and critic will be allowed to speak for himself, while his inscrutability and mystique remains intact.
About the performer
Mark S. Sanders is an actor and poet who has had lead and supporting roles in numerous feature films, short subjects, music videos and plays. He has been a featured poet at nearly 100 venues and events including The Martin Luther King Memorial Library, The Maryland Institute College of Art and the WHFS Festival at RFK Stadium. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals and in 2000, he was honored with an individual artist grant for poetry by the Maryland State Arts Council.