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Upcoming Auditions: An Evening of Poe

Upcoming Auditions: An Evening of Poe

Upcoming Auditions: An Evening of Poe 

Adapted and directed by Zora Richardson

Summary: An Evening of Poe tells the fantasized story of poet and author Edgar Allan Poe. Narrated by an older version of himself, Poe shares his life story through some of his most famous works, including “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This show walks the line between reality and fantasy, and is full of creepy Victorian goodness!

Seeking teen and adult actors eighth grade and up to fill a variety of ensemble and character roles. To be considered, please attend one of two auditions times: Thursday August 15, 6-8pm, or Friday August 16, 6-8pm in the CCA Theatre.

Performances are November 8 and 9 in the CCA Theatre.


Character breakdown*

Old Edgar: Older version of Edgar Allan Poe, 30+ years, of uncertain sanity, narrates most of the play.

Young Edgar: Edgar Allan Poe in his youth (approx. age 16-25), begins young and hopeful but spirals into insanity.

Lenore: A woman (approx. age 16-25) who falls in love with young Edgar, she starts out hopeful but saddens as she ages. Doubles as an ensemble member.

The Raven: A darkly comedic and mischievous bird who torments Young Edgar in “The Raven.” Movement/dance experience is helpful, but not required.

Officers: Police officers in “The Tell Tale Heart.” Serve somewhat as comedic relief; double as ensemble members.

Old Man: The victim of Edgar’s murderous impulses in “The Tell Tale Heart.” Doubles as an ensemble member.

Ensemble: The strangely birdlike townspeople who open and close the play, speaking directly to the audience. Movement/dance experience is helpful, but not required.

*Gender is flexible for most roles 

Contact for questions.

  • August 16, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm


Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States


Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • August 16, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm