And it’ll be home to more Poe tonight, when the theater troupe tackles literary adaptations of a number of Poe classics as well as some lesser-known works. The idea, explains Stillman, is to re-create the experience of the stories and poems being read while trimming some of the narrative and making room for actors. “It’s acted out in what I call a tableau format,” Stillman explains,” so they adopt different vocalizations for the characters and take on different personas, but it’s all very suggestive.” And as a bonus, tonight only, Stillman will tell a few of her own ghost stories after the show. “This house,” she intimates, “is absolutely haunted.”
Shows continue through November 5 at the Byers-Evans House, 1310 Bannock Street. For tickets, $16, or more information, call 303-620-4933 or visit www.historycolorado.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Oct. 14. Continues through Nov. 5, 2011