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Edgar Allan Poe Works Take to Outdoor Stage

Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest Open Lands combine to offer family treat.

and  are again joining forces on a theatre trek for the whole family, staging the romantic true-life story of Edgar Allan Poe amidst the fall backdrop of Lake Forest Open Lands’ , 350 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.

Performances are Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29, starting promptly at 4:30 p.m. This is the ideal environment for the mystery and suspense in the dramatic and romantic life of Poe, father of the American short story, author of such beloved American poems as “The Raven” and “The Telltale Heart.”

The drama unfolds at a series of outdoor performance stations, with refreshments afterwards provided by Whole Foods Market-Deerfield. Participants should dress warmly, wear comfortable outdoor walking shoes, bring a blanket or portable chairs to sit on, and a flashlight to guide their way through the woods at twilight.

Tickets, $10 for members of Lake Forest Open Lands and $15 for non-members, are available at www.citadeltheatre.org or by calling (847) 735-8554.

The Mellody Farm parking lot is located off Longmeadow Lane in Lake Forest (first left off Deerpath, westbound from Waukegan). If the weather appears doubtful, ticket-holders should call the box office to see if the venue has been changed to Citadel Theatre, just down the road at Lake Forest High School's West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Road.

Citadel Theatre’s retelling is directed by Heather Meyers, working alongside playwright MEH Lewis, under the watchful eye of Citadel Theatre’s Artistic Director Scott Phelps.

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