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Runs from Saturday October 28 2023 to Saturday October 28 2023

Approximate running time: 3 hours


Snapdragon Black Cat Cabaret
17817 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon Island WA 98070

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$25 General
$18 Youth
limited "pay what you can" seats available at the door

Location: Snapdragon Black Cat Cabaret, 17817 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070

VRT Presents: Edgar Allen Poe, The Poet's Journey

October 28, 4pm & 7pm

Starring Bradford Farwell, Directed by Megan Brewer

This one-man show, featuring actor Bradford Farwell in the title role, tells the true story of Edgar Allan Poe's ambitious idea to launch a literary magazine called The Stylus that would exclusively feature the work of American writers. In 1849, a publishing house in St Louis told Poe that if he could persuade 1000 people to subscribe to The Stylus, they would publish the magazine. With that incentive, Poe travelled to cities and towns along the east coast, offering his literary opinions and performing his poems and stories in hopes of convincing his audience to subscribe, at forty cents a month for one year, to The Stylus.

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