Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. for adults in the Library Center auditorium
Prepare to be introduced to Edgar Allan Poe as you have never seen him before. Faculty and students of Missouri State University's College of Arts and Letters will explore the many facets of Poe's life and work in song, dance, readings and images. The Opera Workshop, Inertia Dance Company, faculty and staff of the MSU English Department will entertain and enlighten us on this opening night of the Tell-Tale Chautauqua.
Friday, April 13, 7 p.m. for adults in the Library Center auditorium
Our introduction for this evening comes from one of the Ozarks' best-known folk singers, Judy Domeny Bowen, who will share songs of true Missouri tragedies and the events leading up to them.
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. for adults in the Library Center auditorium
Edgar Allan Poe will be brought to life by re-enactor Campbell "Lou" Harmon with dramatic readings. Poe wrote the first modern detective story, the first modern science ficition story and founded the modern horror genre. His famous, tragic love for this wife Virginia helped to inspire his landmark poem, "The Raven". His writings still speak to us more than 160 years later.