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Poe in Alexandria

Title:Poe in Alexandria
Date & Time:Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
201 S. Washington St.
Event Details:Join us at The Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum on Wednesday, October 30 or Thursday, October 31 to experience actor David Keltz as visionary author Edgar Allen Poe, recreating one of Poe’s 19th-century speaking engagements. This year’s program will feature the stories “The Man of the Crowd” and “The Black Cat” as well as the poems “To ______ (I heed not that my earthly lot),” “Eldorado,” and “The Raven.”
David Keltz gave his first performance as Edgar Allan Poe on Halloween night 1991 at Poe's grave. Delighting all ages, he commands five hours of Poe's poems, short stories, essays, literary criticism, letters, and reported conversations.
In his travels, Mr. Keltz has performed in Prague, Czech Republic and he brings Edgar Poe to life throughout the United States for elementary and high schools, universities, and private organizations, large and small. Besides traditional theatre settings and bus tours, performance spaces as diverse as castles, libraries, medical theatres, and private dining rooms provide the backdrop for his personification of the genius we recognize as Edgar Allan Poe.
Mr. Keltz's television credits include "Homicide: Life on the Street," and for the BBC, "Hannah USA." Film credits include “E.A. Poe: Visionary” and “The Raven” for arte-TV in Germany and France. In 1995 he personified Edgar Allan Poe in TV commercials for the NFL Baltimore Ravens. More recently, he portrayed Edgar Allen Poe in the Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes” and portrayed himself on Mike Rowe’s “Sombody’s Gotta Do It.”
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance runs 8–9:15 p.m., each night. Light refreshments will be available with beer and wine for sale before the show.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Living History, Museums, Old Town

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