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Event Archive - Giggling Iguana Productions presents:

Sun. October 29th 2006 The Craigdarroch Castle (All Ages)
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm doors at 7:45 pm
$18 plus GST
Tickets at: The Craigdarroch Castle, by phone - 592-5323
This Halloween season Giggling Iguana Productions again haunts the halls of Craigdarroch Castle. Over the past six years, Iguana has presented sold out hits with two site specific stage adaptations of classic literature, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" and H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds". This year, Iguana is taking a slight departure and presenting a new multi-character adaptation of Dawson Nichols' Fringe Festival smash, "I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe".

"I Might be Edgar Allan Poe" invites audiences to experience the story of the play using the grounds and interior of Craigdarroch Castle as the backdrop and setting. Audiences are guided through both the Castle’s interiors and ground to experience each scene of the play as it unfolds in front, around and through them. The audience becomes an integral part of the play as characters move around and through the crowd. That Craigdarroch Castle should stand in as the setting for mental institution is reminiscent of its history - it served as a veterans hospital during and after the first world war.

"I Might be Edgar Allan Poe" tells the story of Joseph, a young man in a mental institution. Early in the play he discovers Edgar Allan Poe and begins to read the works of the American father of horror fiction voraciously. He soon comes to believe that he might be Poe reincarnated. At the same time, he is treated for his emotional disorder by a young and inexperienced therapist, Doctor Fuco. Why is Joseph in the institution and why is he so convinced that he might be Edgar Allan Poe? As he delves deeper and deeper into Poe's works and as his treatment progresses we start to get an inkling of why he might be in the institution and why he is so obsessed with death.


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