October 2016 NewsFlash

Grey Towers Dramatic Reading Pays Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe

MILFORD, PA – Tickets for the popular dramatic reading of selected works of Edgar Allan Poe at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA, are now available for sale to the public.

Forevermore: A Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, will be presented on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6 and 8 pm.

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 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. All ticket sales are non-refundable.

For more information, call 570-296-9625 or visit the website at

Dramatic readings were a common form of entertainment for 19th century families and the American Readers Theatre keeps the art form alive with pure traditional readers theatre format as performed in the days before radio, television, and motion pictures: no props, costumes or illustrated assistance. Actors read with scripts in-hand and leave much to the audiences’ imagination. 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.

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