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Theatre Wesleyan presents an evening of two one-act plays performed in sequence, Chamber Music and Shuddersome: Tales of Poe.

In Chamber Music, by Arthur Kopit and directed by Connie Whitt-Lambert, eight famous women from different historical periods are all interned in the same insane asylum in 1938. The women - author Gertrude Stein, martyr Joan of Arc, activist Susan B. Anthony, politician Queen Isabella of Spain, Constanze Mozart (the composer's wife), pilot Amelia Earhart, silent-film actress Pearl White, and explorer Osa Johnson -  are worried about an imminent attack from the men’s ward. Should the women attack first? Will they cannibalize the men? Or will they wait in fear for the men to storm their conference room? Although there are many comic moments in this play, it ends tragically for someone…

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe, adapted by Lindsay Price from the works of Edgar Allan Poe and directed by Karen Potter. The thumping of a heartbeat. The creak of a door. The howl of a bitter wind. The gong of a clock tower. The clang of alarm bells. The sound of beating wings getting closer and closer… Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works.

Theatre Wesleyan presents an evening of two one-act plays performed in sequence, Chamber Music and Shuddersome: Tales of Poe.

In Chamber Music, by Arthur Kopit and directed by Connie Whitt-Lambert, eight famous women from different historical periods are all interned in the same insane asylum in 1938. The women - author Gertrude Stein, martyr Joan of Arc, activist Susan B. Anthony, politician Queen Isabella of Spain, Constanze Mozart (the composer's wife), pilot Amelia Earhart, silent-film actress Pearl White, and explorer Osa Johnson - are worried about an imminent attack from the men’s ward. Should the women attack first? Will they cannibalize the men? Or will they wait in fear for the men to storm their conference room? Although there are many comic moments in this play, it ends tragically for someone…

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe, adapted by Lindsay Price from the works of Edgar Allan Poe and directed by Karen Potter. The thumping of a heartbeat. The creak of a door. The howl of a bitter wind. The gong of a clock tower. The clang of alarm bells. The sound of beating wings getting closer and closer… Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works.

Theatre Wesleyan presents an evening of two one-act plays performed in sequence, Chamber Music and Shuddersome: Tales of Poe.

In Chamber Music, by Arthur Kopit and directed by Connie Whitt-Lambert, eight famous women from different historical periods are all interned in the same insane asylum in 1938. The women - author Gertrude Stein, martyr Joan of Arc, activist Susan B. Anthony, politician Queen Isabella of Spain, Constanze Mozart (the composer's wife), pilot Amelia Earhart, silent-film actress Pearl White, and explorer Osa Johnson - are worried about an imminent attack from the men’s ward. Should the women attack first? Will they cannibalize the men? Or will they wait in fear for the men to storm their conference room? Although there are many comic moments in this play, it ends tragically for someone…

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe, adapted by Lindsay Price from the works of Edgar Allan Poe and directed by Karen Potter. The thumping of a heartbeat. The creak of a door. The howl of a bitter wind. The gong of a clock tower. The clang of alarm bells. The sound of beating wings getting closer and closer… Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works.

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Texas Wesleyan University
1201 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth, TX 76105
https://txwes.edu/academics/artssciences/undergraduate-majors/theatre/box-office/current-season/

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