Poe play opens Thursday at SLHS

Krystle Wagner • Oct 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM

SPRING LAKE TWP. — Another production will take to the stage at Spring Lake High School just a week after the curtain fell on the “Bad Seed.”

“Poe’s Midnight Dreary” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-2, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the school, 16140 148th Ave. in Spring Lake Township.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for students and senior citizens. They can be purchased at the door or online at www.springlakeschools.org.

The production is the last night of Edgar Allan Poe’s life as he hallucinates and remembers some of his greatest stories, which includes “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “The Black Cat,” “The Poetic Principle,” “The Premature Burial” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.”

SLHS junior Skylar Coon, who plays Poe’s wife Virginia, said it’s a unique show and has dark themes.

Throughout the show, audiences are in the present day while flashbacks also occur. Sophomore Brady Leete, who brings Poe to life, said the production is also lighthearted at times.

Since the production involves poetry, it has a rhythm to it. Coon, 16, said she enjoys finding the rhythm and where to put emphasis on different words.

“It’s been challenging, but a lot of fun,” she said.

Coon added that she hopes the audience enjoys the play’s unique telling of Poe’s life.

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