Saturday October 27 7:00 pm
Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell Tale Heart and Other Stories
Award-winning composer & pianist, Daniel Kelly joins forces with veteran New York City actor/director Lenard Petit to present a death-defying performance of dramatic readings and musical interpretations of Edgar Allan Poe’s most well-known stories and poems.
Poe’s tales of suspense and terror have their own place in our collective cultural psyche. Hear poems & stories like The Raven, The Bells and The Tell Tale Heart with Petit’s powerful retelling accompanied by eerie and uncanny music from Kelly and his chamber ensemble. Together, they plumb the depths of this great writer’s work & add electric energy to these terrifying and timeless tales. An intimate and compelling evening of story and music that's perfect for the Halloween season.
Lenard Petit – actor
Daniel Kelly – composer, pianist
Katie Down – flute, percussion
Anders Nilsson – electric guitar
Actor/director Lenard Petit has worked with acclaimed directors such as Julie Taymor, Meredith Monk, Richard Foreman and Ping Chong.
Pianist/composer Daniel Kelly's music has been declared “powerfully moving” by Time Out New York. He has brought his unique talent to performances with Grammy award-winning jazz legends Michael Brecker and Joe Lovano, hip-hop star Lauryn Hill, and modern classical giants the Bang on a Can All-Stars, to name a few.
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