FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
World Premiere of Murder by Poe at Kean University
UNION, N.J. Kean University’s Professional Theatre Series will present the world premiere of The Acting Company’s production of Murder by Poe, a play by Jeffrey Hatcher that weaves together four Edgar Allen Poe tales into a tapestry of revenge, suicide, obsession and murder.
Production dates and times are Saturday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 23, at 3 p.m., in Wilkins Theatre, located on the main campus at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J. Tickets are $25 for the general public, $19 for senior citizens, and $15 for students. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call the Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).
Murder by Poe takes place in a remote mansion on a dark and stormy night.
A traveler arrives to seek shelter and encounters four others who have
found their way to this desolate place. As they wait out the storm, each
tells how they came to the same room, and every story has to do with murder.
Derived from Poe’s classic short stories The Tell Tale Heart,
The Black Cat, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The
Mystery of Marie Roget, the play is a meditation on mystery, creativity,
love and death.