A Performance Art Event
Saturday, Oct. 10 at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island
With a special presentation for children on Friday, Oct. 9
“I was a child and she was a child in this kingdom by the sea…” says the memorable poem “Annabelle Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. Many believe it was written on Sullivan’s Island when Poe was stationed at Fort Moultrie. “Edgar Allan Poe: Back from the Grave” takes you into the “dream inside the dream” of Poe’s mind in a hauntingly original performance art event. Staged within the labyrinthine passageways of the Fort, Poe’s characters come to life through vignettes performed by Contemporary Theater Lab and amazing special effects from Wonderworlds. Musical entertainment from Little City Musical Theater, audience participation plus a reception from Poe’s Tavern add to the festivities. This year’s event features all new vignettes and characters.
VIP ticket holders begin the evening with libations at one of Sullivan’s Island’s most interesting houses, Mugdock Castle. This will be the first public opportunity to see the newly enlarged medieval style home where a lavish cocktail party including an open bar will begin the evening at 7:30 followed by a short walk to the fort for an exclusive 8:30 performance.
Advanced tickets are $30 and VIP tickets are $55. Tickets will be available on site for $40 regular and $65 VIP. Purchase by phone at 881-3780. If it’s a dark and stormy night, bring an umbrella. The show will go on rain or shine.
“Edgar Allan Poe: Back From the Grave” is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Adult ticket holders can bring children to a new Friday event at no additional cost at the fort auditorium on Friday, Oct. 9 at 7 PM. Movies and actors will introduce children to Poe’s work. Tickets for Friday night only are $5 per child.
The event is being produced by Creative Spark Center for the Arts in cooperation with the National Park Service at Fort Moultrie with sponsorship from Poe’s Tavern and the City Paper.