An electric guitar, Edgar Allan Poe, and a Spanish torture chamber

“A woman in the audience said it best in the Q&A session following the Saturday matinee of “Tell-Tale Electric Poe.” “It was like watching ‘Saw III,’” she said by way of complementing actor Bruce Roach. She was referring to Roach’s extraordinary performance of the Edgar Allan Poe story “The Pit and the Pendulum” on the stage of the Coterie Theatre. With only Poe’s words, Rex Hobart’s edgy work on the electric guitar and his own acting ability, Roach created a picture from a Spanish torture chamber so vivid that it was, indeed, like watching a movie…” Review here.


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