Month: October 2008

Corey makes like Gorey

Here’s some pictures taken from Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey. Most of these are from the rehearsal earlier in the day before the performance Saturday night, October 18th. Accompanied by excerpts from The Listing Attic and The Fatal Lozenge by Edward Gorey.

Photos by Dani Ballew.

Here I am trying to keep my face from falling off while director Jeffrey Schoenberg gives us notes before we get started. (more…)

LA Times calls Drama After Dark a Weekend Pick

Today’s Los Angeles Times calls this Saturday’s “Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey” as a Weekend Pick:

Actors from the Guild of St. George troupe should scare the pants off you with a dramatic presentation of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe and Edward Gorey on the moonlit grounds of the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, natch. “Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre With Poe and Gorey” will feature more than a dozen works by the spooky pair, including “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” and “The Evil Garden.” 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 6-10 p.m. Sat. $25-$30. Recommended for ages 10 and up. (626) 405-2128, www.huntington.org.

It’s also listed in The Guide as a Best Bet:

Over a dozen chilling tales by Edgar Allen Poe and Edward Gorey will be acted out on the grounds of the Huntington: “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “The Gashleycrumb Tinies,” “The Evil Garden” and more. The actors of the Guild of St. George promises to give you goosebumps. Not suitable for children younger than 10.

I’ll be there! Will you?

A rather odd couple

Here’s a little preview of what sort of oddities you’ll experience at Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe & Gorey

This is from Edward Gorey’s The Listing Attic, which is full of characters that range from murderous to lecherous to just plain peculiar. It is one of five Gorey stories we’ll be performing on October 18th at The Huntington starting at 6 PM. More details here.

Tickets are selling out fast, if they aren’t already, so call 626-405-2128 to make reservations. I hope you’ll be able to make it.

(Thanks to BookLust for the image scan.)

Corey does Gorey

I’ll be performing portions of Edward Gorey scenes for a Halloween show at The Huntington on Saturday, October 18. 

It’s a great show where you get to walk around and watch multiple shows of material by Gorey and Edgar Allen Poe. It’s a unique Halloween experience that’s been playing at The Huntington for 6 years. I’m very excited to be a part of it. I hope you can make it out! I’m told this event sells out every year, so be sure to call for tickets.

Reservation required: 626-405-2128. Tickets: $30. Click on the above image for the flyer.

The Funkiest Proposition Ad Ever?

So, apparently there’s some political stuff going on?

Here in California, there’s going to be a proposition on the ballot to stop cruel treatment of farm animals. The Yes! on Prop 2 people have put together this animated music video to the tune of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition”. It’s kind of bizarre but probably the most fun way you could address this topic without grossing out everyone.

Anyone know who the “Stevie Wonder” voice is? I always wonder who does that stuff.

(Oh and check back for news of the latest improv show and also a cool Halloween-themed show!)