Ghostly… Mysterious… Haunting… Chilling…
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER by Edgar Allan Poe
– A Highly Atmospheric Reading featuring Joerg Witzsch and Music by Qi Fan
Thursday, March 28 at 20:00 hrs in THEATER AM OLGAECK
Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, the name of the American author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe conjures images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. Just as the bizarre characters in Poe’s stories have captured the public imagination, so too has Poe himself. He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles.
Poe was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career. He was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.
Edgar Allan Poe‘s unsettling tale THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER was first published in 1839 and is the most popular of his works. It is a classic of the Gothic Novel genre and a masterfully told Psycho Thriller story whose influence on Horror Literature can be recognized until the present day.
In this strange, grueling, and gruesome story, Edgar Allan Poe blurs the border separating the real and the supernatural and incorporates many of his favorite motives: Opium Addiction, Insanity, Incest, Premature Burial, the Death of a Pretty Maiden, and the Resurrection of a Supposed Corpse.
If you are interested in Classic American Literature you won’t want to miss this startling tale of terror that will you Goosebumps and Nightmares!