MOUNT VERNON — Elixir and the Ohio Humanities Council will present Edgar Allan Poe, a.k.a. Jim Stoner, to conclude the series’ 5th season. Poe is know for his macabre stories and poems and what a better way to usher [pun intended] in a post-Halloween celebration than with the master of mystery and horror. Many say his stories were based on things that actually happened in his life. Come out and find out if this is truth or fiction.
Some facts about Poe that are known to be true include that he was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
Opening the evening is Mount Vernon’s own, Elixir, bringing a special program of songs from Poe’s era and another new song from Mike Petee called “Quoth the Raven.” Elixir is sure to humor, mystify and turn songs on their heads to set an interesting tone for Poe to come forth and speak to the audience.
Edgar Allan Poe and Elixir will be appearing at ThePlace@TheWoodward, 111 S. Main Street, Mount Vernon on Thursday at 7 p.m. This event is presented on a donation basis. For more information, visit www.elixir-presents.com or call 393-6102 or 392-3018.
Published on November 15, 2011