A Theatrical Classic-Lit Challenge: Shuddersome: Tales of Poe

Shuddersome: Tales of Poe
Written by Lindsay Price

Drama teachers, are you looking for a challenging, creative take on classic literature? Be inspired by this production of Shuddersome: Tales of Poe by Lindsay Price. Specters, ghosts and ghouls come alive in this vivid theatrical adaptation of some of Edgar Allen Poe’s best-known works. Included are The Tell-Tale HeartThe Raven, and The Masque of the Red Death.

Under the direction of Katharyn King, the talented student performers at PUC Triumph Charter Academy in Sylmar, California took on and mastered these theatrical adaptations of the classics and appealed to fans of Edgar Allen Poe (and those who didn’t even know they were fans!).

My 6th grade cohort can be seen rehearsing The Tell-Tale Heart vignette from Shuddersome on Jan. 20 2017! I could not be more proud and the piece was easily the crowd favourite. I love these kiddos!

– Katharyn King

Great job, PUC Triumph Charter Academy!

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Lindsay Price