Edgar Allan Poe's dark tales of black cats, tell-tale hearts and purloined letters will provide scary thrills and suspense in Barefoot Productions 2013-14 season opener, "Murder by Poe."
Northville actress Beth Duey is a part of the cast. Written by Jeffery Hatcher and directed by Barefoot Productions Artistic Director, Craig Hane, the show will take the audience to a haunted house where the stories of famed mystery and suspense auther, Edgar Allan Poe, will come to life - and death - before their eyes.
When a young woman, played by Samantha Lowry of Novi, loses her way on a dark and stormy night, she encounters the mysterious Usher (he of the infamous house), who introduces her to the protagonists of six of Poe’s best-known stories.
Fans of “The Raven” will not be disappointed, as Michael Corliss of Livonia opens the show with a reading of Poe’s most famous work. Richard Pientak of Canton and Terry A. Vivani of Westland will accompany him with “Lenore” and “Annabel Lee”, respectively, before all three perform the poem “The Bells”.
The cast also includes Brian Plater of Plymouth, Mathew DeLisle of Canton, Jonathon and Stacy Wennstrom of Canton, Eric Corliss of Canton, Gary Turnquist of Plymouth and Lauren Berryman of Farmington Hills.
"Murder by Poe" opened Oct. 11 and runs for two weekends only. Upcoming performance dates are Oct. 18-19 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15.
Tickets are available online at www.justgobarefoot.com or by calling the Barefoot Productions Box Office at 734-560-1493. Barefoot Productions is located at 240 N. Main St. in Plymouth.