The Tell-Tale Farce
by Don Zolidis

Productions (5)
  • Farce
  • 105 - 115 minutes
  • 4 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult content.
  • Set: An 1840s parlor with four doors.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-283-3

The Tell-Tale Farce
by Don Zolidis

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Productions (5)
  • Farce
  • 105 - 115 minutes
  • 4 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult content.
  • Set: An 1840s parlor with four doors.

It's 1848, and Edgar Allan Poe is just coming off the spectacular success of "The Raven." Unfortunately, it's only earned him a grand total of nine dollars. So when a wealthy dowager commissions him to write her a poem for the vast sum of one hundred dollars, he leaps at the chance. Only problem: the man who shows up to write the poem isn't Poe, he's Poe's mailman, and he's on a quest to woo the dowager's spinster niece. Playing Poe is harder than it looks, though, especially when your mustache keeps falling off, the teenage grand-daughter of the house is lusting after you, and Poe's arch-nemesis, Rufus Griswold, just happens to be dropping by to settle old scores. A freewheeling, door-slamming farce with a touch of the macabre.

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It's 1848, and Edgar Allan Poe is just coming off the spectacular success of "The Raven." Unfortunately, it's only earned him a grand total of nine dollars. So when a wealthy dowager commissions him to write her a poem for the vast sum of one hundred dollars, he leaps at the chance. Only problem: the man who shows up to write the poem isn't Poe, he's Poe's mailman, and he's on a quest to woo the dowager's spinster niece. Playing Poe is harder than it looks, though, especially when your mustache keeps falling off, the teenage grand-daughter of the house is lusting after you, and Poe's arch-nemesis, Rufus Griswold, just happens to be dropping by to settle old scores. A freewheeling, door-slamming farce with a touch of the macabre.

  • Farce
  • 105 - 115 minutes
  • 4 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult content.
  • Set: An 1840s parlor with four doors.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-283-3

Production History

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Location
MAR 23, 2018 - APR 08, 2018
Graham Regional Theatre
Graham, TX United States
Graham Regional Theatre Graham, TX United States
JAN 12, 2018 - FEB 03, 2018
Stage Coach Theatre
Boise, ID United States
Stage Coach Theatre Boise, ID United States
JUL 26, 2016 - AUG 06, 2016
Pioneer Playhouse
Danville, KY United States
Pioneer Playhouse Danville, KY United States
DEC 03, 2015 - DEC 04, 2015
Coronado High School
El Paso, TX United States
Coronado High School El Paso, TX United States
NOV 08, 2015 - NOV 08, 2015
STAGE Company
Wilmington, NC United States
STAGE Company Wilmington, NC United States
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MAR 23, 2018 - APR 08, 2018
Graham Regional Theatre
Graham, TX United States
Graham Regional Theatre Graham, TX United States
JAN 12, 2018 - FEB 03, 2018
Stage Coach Theatre
Boise, ID United States
Stage Coach Theatre Boise, ID United States
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