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Poe in Alexandria"Poe in Alexandria" October 30 & 31

Actor David Keltz returns to The Lyceum to re-create Edgar Allan Poe's visit to Virginia in 1849, shortly before he died. Keltz performs varying selections each year, but the program always includes a chilling story or two such as "The Black Cat," "The Cask of Amontillado," or "The Tell-Tale Heart," along with well-known poems "The Raven" and "El Dorado."

Performances are Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the shows start at 8 p.m. The event is open to all; however, due to the nature of some material, the program is best suited for ages 12 and up.

Tickets are $15 per person, and are available by calling The Lyceum at 703.746.4994 or purchase online. Reservations are recommended due to space limitations. There are no refunds for this purchase. All proceeds support public programs and historic preservation at The Lyceum.

Photograph: Actor David Keltz as Edgar Allan Poe, by Tom Radcliffe.


The Lyceum:
Alexandria's History Museum
201 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Fax: 703.838.4997

Museum Hours
Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
.Admission - $2.00

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
by appointment only