POE, TIMES TWO

Two short, solo one-act plays adapted from “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe.

THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO: a Venetian nobleman narrates a chilling tale of revenge involving his friend, Fortunato, against whom he has carried a grudge for an offense that is never fully explained -- an altogether sinister tale of one man’s thirst for vengeance, born from arrogance and...
Two short, solo one-act plays adapted from “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe.

THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO: a Venetian nobleman narrates a chilling tale of revenge involving his friend, Fortunato, against whom he has carried a grudge for an offense that is never fully explained -- an altogether sinister tale of one man’s thirst for vengeance, born from arrogance and jealousy. THE BLACK CAT: a condemned man speaks from his prison cell on the night before he is to be executed for the brutal murder of his wife -- Poe’s masterful study of domestic violence, guilt and one man’s descent into madness … a journey that illustrates the ability of the human mind to observe and comment on its own destruction, without being able to stop it.

“Poe, Times Two sets a high bar for the remainder of Fringe 2016. Greg Oliver Bodine has taken two very difficult but very Fringe-y types of theater, the horror genre and the solo performance form, and hit them both out of the ballpark. If you like horror generally, or Poe specifically, put Poe, Times Two on your Fringe calendar.” –DC Theatre Scene, 5/5 Rating: “Pick of the Fringe”

“Bodine expertly brought these two haunting classics off the dusty pages of the textbook and to vivid, breathing life on the stage.” -DC Metro Theater Arts, 5 Stars: “Best Of The 2016 Capital Fringe”

“Adapter / Performer, Greg Oliver Bodine, dramatically renders the stories of “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Black Cat” with intelligence, humor and a serious appreciation of Edgar Allan Poe’s understanding of our fears and madness... POE, TIMES TWO provides an evening perfectly suited to this season of late October and early ‘bleak November!” –Joe Franklin, Bloomberg Radio

“These two one-actor plays re-awaken all that youthful enjoyment of their uncanniness. You’ll be chillingly scared and eerily spooked. But these renditions also reveal the works as far more intricate, interesting, and important than merely being the origins of the genre of short horror fiction. They are portrayals of states of mind that challenge everything we assume about ourselves as rational beings…A scary, stunningly staged, high-fright homage to the creator of the horror story.” -New York Theater Buying Guide
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POE, TIMES TWO

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Manhattan Theatre Source, NYC
    ,
    2007

Production History

  • University
    ,
    UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department
    ,
    2017
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Church on the Square, MD
    ,
    2017
  • Fringe
    ,
    Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, D.C.
    ,
    2016
  • High School
    ,
    Oldfield Middle School, NY
    ,
    2014
  • Professional
    ,
    Cape May Stage, NJ
    ,
    2012
  • Professional
    ,
    The Workshop Theater, NYC
    ,
    2011
  • University
    ,
    California University of Pennsylvania, PA
    ,
    2008
  • Professional
    ,
    North Shore Theatre Group, NY
    ,
    2008
  • Professional
    ,
    Manhattan Theatre Source, NYC
    ,
    2007
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Westfield On Weekends, MA
    ,
    2007

Awards

Runner Up
,
Oustanding Solo Performance
,
New York Innovative Theatre Awards
,
2012
Runner Up
,
Outstanding Lighting Design
,
New York Innovative Theatre Awards
,
2012
Runner Up
,
Outstanding Revival of a Play
,
New York Innovative Theatre Awards
,
2012