The great Vincent Price performs four of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tales of terror in a one-man show entitled AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLAN POE, produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff and directed by Kenneth Johnson for American International Pictures. Unlike the Roger Corman productions from decades past, AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLAN POE is a theatrical and literal interpretation of Poe's original prose in which Price rehearses the lines of one or more characters with great care and enthusiasm. Here, Price is given the opportunity to fully explore his range as an actor in taking on the various roles with a separate and unique cadence for each character. He transforms from the raving lunatic in The Tell-Tale Heart to a far more sinister and sophisticated villain in The Cask of Amontillado. The sets are surprisingly well-dressed for such a small stage performance, which lends a wonderful mood and atmosphere to the entire production. Overall, this is a great little collection for Poe and Price fans, alike.
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