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Poe in Alexandria — Actor David Keltz Returns to the Portray the Master of the Macbre | News Release | City of Alexandria

Poe in Alexandria

Actor David Keltz Returns to the Portray the Master of the Macbre


The Lyceum

201 S. Washington 

October 30 and 31

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Performance starts at 8 p.m.

Don’t miss two unforgettable Halloween evenings with America’s earliest master of the macabre – Edgar Allen Poe! Actor David Keltz returns to The Lyceum’s lecture hall to re-create Poe’s visit to Virginia in 1849, shortly before his death. Individual works performed each year vary, but the program always includes a chilling story or two such as “The Black Cat,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” or “The Tell-Tale Heart,” along with well-known poems “The Raven” and “El Dorado.” Mr. Kelz’s performance has been lauded by The Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, The Poe Museum in Richmond, and the Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia.

$15 per person. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., performance at 8-9:15 p.m. Reservations recommended at shop.alexandriava.gov/

The Alexandria Lyceum was founded in 1838, by a group of well-educated local men with an interest in improving public educational and cultural opportunities throughout the community. In 1839, the group joined with the Alexandria Library to construct a new home for both organizations, the building known today simply as The Lyceum. This historic site has also served as a Civil War hospital ward, a private residence, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Nation’s first Bicentennial Visitor’s Center. Today, as the city’s history museum, the site offers exhibitions, public programs, a museum store, and facility rentals.


The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail Jim.Holloway@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4726 or Virginia Relay 711

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