Tomes of Terror: Lenore!

Performances: Six performances from October 20-21 and 26-28 at Responsible Grace Church, 204 Elm Street, Somerville. Performances will be at 8pm, except that Saturday the 21st will have both a 2pm matinée and an 8pm evening performance.

This Halloween PMRP is once again reaching back to ancient castles, creeping ghosts and murderous madmen with Tomes of Terror: Lenore! featuring three chilling tales:
  • Edith Nesbit’s “Hurst of Hurstcote”,
    A doctor visits friends at Hurstcote to put old tensions to rest, but she is not the only one haunted by the past in this Victorian ghost story.
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Premature Burial”,
    Consumed with terror that he will be buried alive, the obsessive narrator tells his doctors about several horrifying real-life cases of vivisepulture.
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s “Hop Frog”,
    A queen of a small country crosses paths with Hop-Frog, the jester in the court of a greedy, selfish king, and discovers the horrible secrets hidden in the palace...and how they will be avenged.

The show will also feature a reading of the poem “Lenore”.

Cast and Crew

Reader – Pieter Wallace

Hurst of Hurstcote
Adapted from the E. Nesbit tale by Elizabeth Salazar
Directed by Elizabeth Salazar

Bernice – Kristen Heider
John Hurst – Andrew Winson
Kate Hurst – Brit Lee Reese
Mr. Arden – Keegan Hannon
Foley – Michael Lin
Foley – Rashi Verma

The Premature Burial
Adapted from the Edgar Allan Poe tale by Tegan Kehoe
Directed by Amy Bennett-Zendzian

Dr. Bower – Brandon Cyr
Dr. Mott – Robin Abrahams
Singer – Mack Carroll
Ensemble – Catherine Verow Quintana
Ensemble – Carol Sutherland
Ensemble – Chris Adams
Foley – Shaunna Francis
Foley – Jamie Lin

Hop Frog
Adapted from the Edgar Allan Poe tale by Christian Krenek
Directed by Eric McGowan

Queen Amicia – Laura Corliss
King Gulo – Brandon Cyr
Chancellor Stultividia – Katie Meyers
General Bello – Dan Burke
Hop Frog – Aisha Stewart
Trippeta – Katie Speed
Ensemble – Michael Lin
Ensemble – Chris Adams
Ensemble – Meg Wickham
Ensemble – Sue Downing
Ensemble – Naomi Hinchen
Foley – Grace Gist
Foley – Tegan Kehoe

Our Crew
Producer – Chris DeKalb
Stage Manager – Katie Aasland
Sound Designer – Grace Gist
Graphic Designer – Gilly Rosenthol
Sound Engineer – Jay Sekora
Sound Board Op – Will Spreadbury
Publicity – Jaclyn Wilson


Responsible Grace
204 Elm Street
Somerville, MA

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