Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet, critic and editor, was best known for his evocative short stories and poems that capture the imagination. His storytelling and tales of mystery and horror gave rise to the modern detective story. Many of Poe’s works, including The Tell-Tale Heart and The Fall of the House of Usher, have become literary classics, but perhaps best known of all is his poem The Raven. Some aspects of Poe’s life, like his literature, are shrouded in mystery, and the lines between fact and fiction have been blurred substantially since his death.
Tom Harryman is a professional actor who has worked as a performer, actor, company manager and technical director on stages in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York City, Reno, Boston, New Orleans, Atlantic City, Bermuda, Aruba and Muskegon, MI. He is a member of the Muskegon Community College faculty, teaching directing and designing theater and currently serves as Chair of the Arts and Humanities Department. He recreates Edgar Allen Poe in this performance, using the writings of the author to explore the passion and perversity in the tragic and short life of this great American writer.
Come and experience “Passion and Perversity: The Inner Chambers of Edgar Allen Poe,” adapted and performed by Tom Harryman.