A play by John Hardy
The play is boldly theatrical; non-literal with heightened
language. The play can be performed with as few as five
actors or as many as fifteen. Sets, props and costumes are
Poe can be performed as a full-length play with
intermission, or, in one-act. Running time without
intermission: approximately 75 minutes.
POE is recommended for general audiences, junior high
school age and above.
THE PLAY consists of two adaptations of Poe's work with a prologue, epilogue and transition which integrate the life of Poe with the work of Poe. The two adaptations are:
FULL LENGTH PLAYS (running time of over one hour)
ONE ACT PLAYS
Up to 75 minutes
"Hardy masterfully weaves Poe's spine-tingling stories into
an insightful glance at the legendary master of macabre."
"Hardy's dialogue driven work evokes tension, mystery and even, at times, humor without the help of props or an elaborate set" Dirk Moore, Theatre Reviewer, On the Campus
"...a really well-crafted glimpse into Edgar Allan Poe...cleverly arranged and adapted by John Hardy"
"...probes the psyche with red-hot needles to the subconscious..." Robert McKinney, The Bristol Herald Courier