Grey Towers Dramatic Reading Pays Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe
Tickets for the popular dramatic reading of selected works of Edgar Allan Poe at Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford, PA, will become available to the public on September 29, 2014.
Forevermore: A Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, will be presented on Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31at 6 and 8 pm and will include four selected works of Poe.
The annual seasonal dramatic reading, sponsored by the US Forest Service with support from the Grey Towers Heritage Association, features members of the American Readers Theatre Company in the Great Hall of Grey Towers. The program is appropriate for high school age and older. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased on-line at www.greytowers.org or by mail with a check written to the Grey Towers Heritage Association, PO Box 188, Milford, PA, 18337. Tickets purchased by mail or online will be held at the door. No tickets will be held without payment for this popular annual program.
For more information, call 570-296-9625 or visit the website at www.greytowers.org.
Dramatic readings were a common form of entertainment for 19th century families. Selected works of Edgar Allan Poe were included in the Pinchots’ personal library collection. The US Forest Service re-creates this form of entertainment at Grey Towers, ancestral home of the Pinchot family, as part of its Conservation and the Arts program. The US Forest Service provides these programs also as a way to carry on the family’s tradition of community hospitality.
The Grey Towers Heritage Association is a non-profit community organization that supports the public conservation and education programs at Grey Towers through memberships, donations and grants. The American Readers Theatre (ART) is a nonprofit performing arts organization dedicated to promoting literacy through the art of dramatic readings.