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Rousuck's Review: "Edgar Allan Poe's 'Blood, Sweat and Fears'"

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(L-R) Elizabeth Darby, Adam R. Adkins, Melanie Kurstin and Anna Phillips-Brown in the National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre's production of "Edgar Allan Poe's 'Blood Sweat and Fears,'" on stage at the Flagship Cinema multiplex in Dundalk. (photo credit: Kenny Epps, Sr.)

Next on Midday, a visit with our peripatetic theater critic, J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins us each week with her reviews of Maryland's regional stage.

Today she's back, just in time for Halloween, to tell us about Edgar Allan Poe's 'Blood Sweat and Fears,' the first live stage production by the National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre, the non-profit company that produces Poe's works for educational and mass media presentations, including a series of podcasts for WYPR called Poe Theater on the Air.

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Alex Zavistovich in "Edgar Allan Poe's 'Blood Sweat and Fears,'" produced on stage by the National Edgar Allan Poe Theater. (photo credit: Kenny Epps Sr.)

The new show, directed by Jay D. Brock, features dramatizations of three of the master of macabre's well-known short stories: “Berenice,“A Predicament,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” It's being presented on stage through FPX Events at the Flagship Cinema multiplex in Dundalk, which is located at 7938 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224.

Click the theater or FPX links for more details.

Parental advisory: The show contains some adult themes, including murder. Not recommended for children under 13.

J. Wynn Rousuck joins us on Zoom.

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J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years.
Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)
Rob is Midday's senior producer.