St. Michael’s drama students to read spooky Poe stories
Students in the year-long drama program at St. Michael’s Country Day School will be reading a trio of works by Edgar Allen Poe: “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Telltale Heart” in the annual Halloween production of “Spooky Stories—Old Time Radio Plays,” this Saturday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Hill Arts and Athletic Center.
Spooky Stories, a mainstay in the school’s drama schedule, features pre-television radio plays that the students read straight from the script. There are no costumes, and with the exception of a single bright spotlight and the occasional spooky sound effect, no set.
“Spooky Stories” is free and open to the public. Drama department head Christina Johnston warns that the material is not considered suitable for young children.