A Dream Within a Dream: The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe
Set the mood for Halloween and celebrate Americas master of the macabre at the haunted Whaley House historic theater for two riveting performances of A Dream Within a Dream: The Spectre of Edgar Allan Poe on October 15 at 6pm and 8pm. Award-winning actor Travis Rhett Wilson will portray the iconic poet and storytellers tragic biography, reciting and drawing on Poes spookiest poetry, fiction, letters and journals. Assuming the eerie demeanor of his subject, Wilson will deliver tales of madness, including "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart," and hell recite Poe's hauntingly melancholic poem, "Annabel Lee."
A Dream Within A Dream will transport you back to a Poe-era Halloween in the mid 19th-century in the perfect setting: the intimate, 40-seat Theatre at the Whaley House, San Diegos first commercial stage in 1868.
Travis Rhett Wilson is a Southern California based actor with more than eighty stage credits spanning from the Inland Empire through Orange Country to Los Angeles. Travis's love for Poe began at age ten when his father read him The Raven, for the first time. Travis was instantly transfixed. Travis has won multiple awards for his portrayal as Poe, and can be seen annually in Riverside, appearing as Poe at the Riverside Dickens Festival, and at their annual Halloween Event, Tales from The Victorian Crypt, at Riverside's own Evergreen Cemetery. Other significant stage credits include the title role in Sweeney Todd, King Arthur in Spamalot, and the roles of Charles Guiteau and John Wilkes Booth in separate productions of Assassins. His most recent theatre credits include Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. To learn more, like Travis's actor page on Facebook: TravisRhettWilson@ActorCatharsis
Whaley House (View)
2476 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
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