An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe Returning to James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Baltimore-based actor David Keltz will return to northeast Ohio for the ninth straight year to present Poe in Person: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe at James A. Garfield National Historic Site on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21. Keltz is the nation's foremost Edgar Allan Poe reenactor. He will appear as Poe in each performance, reciting Poe stories and poems completely from memory.

Each evening will feature two performances by Keltz, the first at 6 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m. Performances will be announced closer to October.

Tickets are $15.00 per person per performance. A ticket is required for each performance. Tickets will be available at James A. Garfield National Historic Site beginning October 1; they are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call the site at 440-255-8722 for additional information. This event is for individuals age 16 and over. Tickets must be purchased in person at the site.

Ticket includes an open house tour of the Garfield home. Refreshments (coffee, cider, cookies, etc.) will also be available.

This event is sponsored by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and made possible by a generous grant from the Arts and Culture Fund of the Lake County Visitors Bureau. Additional support is provided by Eastern National.

Transformed through costume and character, Keltz appears as Edgar Allan Poe and invites his audiences to join him in these multi-character solo presentations exploring the emotional depth and breadth of Poe's best-known works. Edgar Allan Poe is Keltz's signature role, which he premiered on Halloween night 1991 at Poe's Baltimore grave. Keltz has performed as Poe on stage, television, and radio as well as at schools and museums.

Last updated: September 1, 2017