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Step into the ‘Shadows of Poe’ this October

Tickets are available now for "Shadows of Poe," an original adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" and "Tell Tale Heart" by Octopus Productions.

Second production set from group behind Cabaret in Lima

Taylor Johnson

Shadows of Poe in LimaLIMA – Local audiences will have the rare opportunity to witness two Edgar Allen Poe classics come to life next month thanks to Octopus Productions, a local, non-profit organization committed to producing high quality, thought-provoking theater.

From a poem and a short story to live theatrical productions, Shadows of Poe narrators will guide you, and actors immerse you, in the dreams, despair and diabolical plans of our heartbroken, shattered soul in “The Raven,” and the charmingly cold killer in “The Tell Tale Heart.”

Join us, wont you, on a deliciously eerie October evening, as we take a moonlit stroll through the Shadows of Poe?

Tickets are $45 and include the performance of Shadows of Poe and a dinner buffet – tax and gratuity included. Buy tickets now at poeinlima.com/tickets.

Proceeds will benefit Octopus Productions. The production group recently donated $14K to the Lima Symphony Orchestra as part of their mission to support the arts in the community.

Performances will be held in the intimate settings of Jameson Manor and The Inn at Ohio Northern University on the following dates:

Photo courtesy Octopus Productions.

Courtesy Octopus Productions.

Jameson Manor:

  • Wednesday, October 12
  • Thursday, October 13
  • Wednesday, October 19
  • Thursday, October 20
  • Friday, October 21
  • Saturday, October 22

Inn at ONU:

  • Thursday, October 27
  • Friday, October 28
  • Saturday, October 29

Additional details:

  • 5:30 p.m. doors open. Start your evening with a drink or two from our cash bar, relax by the warmth and light of the firepit in the garden, or simply explore the property.
  • 7 p.m. Buffet opens
  • 8 p.m. Performance begins. Desserts will be available at intermission.

Reserve seats by calling Co-Producer Christine O’Neill at 419-236-1389 (if you reach voicemail, leave information including date and number of tickets), or by visiting poeinlima.com/tickets. Pay in advance by mailing a check made out to Octopus Productions to 1454 West Market Street, Lima, Ohio 45805.

Please note that payment must be made in advance to secure your reservation. You will receive confirmation by phone or email once payment has been received.

For more information, visit poeinlima.com.

Creative team for Shadows of Poe:

  • Director: Jon Hodges, Lima
  • Writer, Assistant Director: Deb Duncan Faul, Lima
  • Lighting Designer: John Garner, Findlay
  • Co-Producers: Christine O’Neill and Shannon Wannemacher, Lima

Cast list for Shadows of Poe:

  • ​Narrator (The Raven): Jan Miller, Delphos
  • Edgar: Nick Hyber, Lima
  • The Raven: Kedryn Roether, Findlay
  • Lenore: Victoria Recker, Delphos
  • Narrator (Tell Tale Heart): Amber Evans, Van Wert
  • Mad Man: Alan McClintock, Lima
  • Police Inspector: P.S. Luhn, Lima
  • Police Officer: Drew Kantonen, Lima
  • Heart: Erin Orr, Lima​

Guest Narrators:

  • Ariel Diamond, Lima
  • Abbigayle Gillen, Lima
  • Carol Gramm, Lima
  • Abigail Stallkamp, Lima