Grover Silcox, a program host at PBS39, will be sharing the stories of Edgar Allan Poe at the venue on Oct. 21, 22, 28, and 29. Silcox, who regularly performs readings by famous authors, will be adding a humorous tone to Poe’s otherwise unnerving and classic tales of terror, horror, and the macabre.
“Prepare to be captivated by Grover Silcox’s wild-eyed, comic genius as he brings to life the dark and twisted tales of Edgar Allan Poe,” the theater wrote online.
“From ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ to ‘The Raven,’ Silcox’s electrifying performance will have you on the edge of your seat, alternating between laughter and spine-tingling suspense”
Poe is widely regarded as one of the best writers in the history of the United States. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was a magazine editor and literary critic by trade, writing his now-beloved stories while working for several major publications. He even resided in Philadelphia for a time, living at 532 North 7th Street while he was assistant editor of Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine.