Wednesday, June 12, 2024

A Dream within a Dream

Brian Clowdus Experiences brings Edgar Allen Poe story to Granbury

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Brian Clowdus Experiences returns to Granbury this month with the national premier of a brand-new show. The much-heralded theater program will bring “Edgar Allen Poe” to The Langdon House at 308 E. Bridge Street. Opening on Thursday, Sept. 21, the show runs through Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The Edgar Allen Poe experience follows the grandfather of the thriller as he is admitted to the hospital asylum for his final days. As the doctors and nurses try to subdue Edgar, he sees them transformed before his very eyes into his most iconic characters.

Hailing from Alabama, Clowdus redefines what a theatre experience can be. He and his actors bring a site-specific, immersive production that makes theatre attendants feel they are a part of the story. This allows the viewer to see a classic story afresh, as new vision is shared.

Clowdus brings ideas to life on a large scale, using the surroundings as part of the story. He merges the perfect locale with expressive theatre techniques, making Granbury an ideal setting.

Clowdus shares, “Granbury is so incredibly near and dear to my heart. It has become my favorite home away from home! I am in love with the town’s history, architecture and incredible residents. ‘Visit Granbury’ has been a dream partner to work with, giving us the opportunity to create entertainment with the most incredible venues and people. Tammy Dooley and her amazing team are top-notch and have been integral in the overwhelming success of our sold-out productions! After two incredible years of Sleepy Hollow, we are changing things up this year with The Edgar Allan Poe Experience! Each room is transformed into of the one most iconic stories from Poe as the audience follows him through the last hour of his life confronting each character. Be prepared to be chilled to the bone as you journey through the house… enjoy music in the lounge with a Poe cocktail, dance with The Raven in the study or attend a dinner party in the dining room with the Mysterious masked man. But don’t get lost in the mind of Poe… I hear it’s crazy when you do!” 

Previously, Brian Clowdus Experiences performed “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” “Christmas Carol,” “Charlotte’s Web,” in Granbury to the delight of patrons.

Tickets are available at visitgranbury.com/