Arizona Curriculum Theater Inc. presents the sixth annual Edgar Allan Poe Festival inside the Ghost Lounge at the historic Hotel San Carlos in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Ranked among the top ten most haunted hotels in America, the Hotel San Carlos provides a perfect setting for our actors to perform the works of the Master of the Macabre himself, as well as the works of other famous authors of the genre including Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker.
PoeFest is not a reading. Our actors perform the stories in character as inmates and patients of Poe's fictional insane asylum the "Maison de Santé" from his short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.
All performances are at the Hotel San Carlos Performances begin at 8pm on October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, & Nov. 1, 2014 in the Ghost Lounge at the Hotel San Carlos, 202 N Central Ave in Downtown Phoenix, AZ.
Seating The Ghost Lounge at the Hotel San Carlos is an intimate theater space seating roughly 60 people. All seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you arrive one half-hour before showtime.
Wheelchair accessible The Ghost Lounge at the Hotel San Carlos can accommodate wheelchairs. We request that you notify us ahead of time so that we can arrange our seating appropriately.
Hotel San Carlos Take a step back in time to the elegance of the roaring 20's at the Hotel San Carlos. Built in 1928, the Hotel San Carlos is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was once the hotel of choice for America's rich and famous. The hotel's guest list has included such Hollywood luminaries as Mae West, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Marilyn Monroe, and Gene Autry. The Hotel can also be seen during the opening sequence of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Psycho.
Frequently listed among the top ten most haunted hotels in America, the Ghost Lounge at the Hotel San Carlos is the perfect setting to hear the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe performed by our professional actors. Said to be haunted by the roaming ghost of Leone Jensen who committed suicide by leaping from the hotel's roof in 1928, the Hotel San Carlos was also built on the site of the first school house in Phoenix in 1874. Some guests have heard laughing children in the hallways on nights when no children had checked in to the hotel.
Hotel San Carlos - Ghost Lounge (View)
202 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004