Poe: Dreams of Maddness

Come get spooky with our first annual Halloween show! Written by our very own CCC Company member, Allyssa Hynes!It’s nearly midnight, of course, and our troubled protagonist is having difficulty sleeping… or at least he thinks he is: “I am haunted by dreams, even when I wake. And so I wander in this dazed stupor, unsure if I am awake or asleep, unsure if I am alive.” With the Raven acting as a grim and mischievous tour guide, both the positively dead and the presumed living give breath to thrilling Poe retellings that have a finger firmly on the pulse of his greatest Gothic works, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Masque of the Red Death,” “The Raven,” and more.


  • John Bergeron as Old Man, Green Masque and HopfrogSarah Decker as Widow, Jester, and Wife
  • Alicia Hayes as Fanny, White Masque, Friend, and Minister
  • Allyssa Hynes as Police 2, Purple Masque and Tripetta
  • Colleen Renee Lis as Virginia, Violet Masque, Montresor, Madeline, and Madame L’Espayne
  • Emily Miller as The Raven, Hooded Figure, and Stage Directions
  • E. Dale Smith-Gallo as Prince Prospero, King, and Owner
  • Michael Smith-Gallo as Edgar Allen Poe
  • Kevin Vislocky as Mad Narrator, Orange Masque, and Roderick
  • Alicia Whavers as Blue Masque, Fortunato, and Dupin
  • Vicky Wolak as Eliza, Police 1, Masque Narrator and the Black Cat