A voice that mesmerizes. — NY Daily News
Joshua Kane's Tales of Terror - An Evening of Hilarity &Horror (formerly Gothic at Midnight) is an award-winning tribute to the Masters of the Macabre. Drawing from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens and Ambrose Bierce, Joshua Kane takes delighted audiences on a roller-coaster ride of spine-tingling thrills and laughter. In this theatrical tour de force, classic tales are performed as fourth wall theatre pieces. In between, the house lights come up and Kane banters with the audience with the charm and style of an old Vaudevillian.
“[T]he highest quality experience possible for community and presenter alike… Josh is one of the most magnetic personalities I have ever experienced on a stage. He breathes new life into century-old theatrical conventions, channeling the essence of acting from a time when the latest in technology included the flicker of gaslight. THIS IS WHAT THEATER WAS MEANT TO BE."
–James O’Connell, Wausau Area Performing Arts Foundation, WI
Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror is solo theatre at its best and is the first choice for communities who have chosen Edgar Allan Poe for the NEA's Big Read.
Celebrate the bicentennial of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth by cheering away an evening with tales of revenge, madness and despair. By popular request this all Poe Version of Kane’s Tales of Terror - An Evening of Hilarity and Horror will be available in both staged and recital formats.
In this one man show Joshua Kane performs such tales as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, Hop-Frog, The Masque of the Red Death, The Raven, and more! Punctuated with lively anecdotes about the author and his swift descent into madness, this performance also encompasses the humor and banter that audiences have always loved in Kane's performances. A 50 minute version plus Q&A is also available for student matinees.
Innovative promotional opportunities (e.g., a blood drive) and eye-catching graphics make promoting this show a pleasure for presenters. As part of our promotional blitz, we provide study guides and Poe Trivia Contests for local radio stations.