Get to know the cast of “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe”

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We are days away from opening night of Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe! Do you have your tickets yet? The curtain opens at 7:30PM October 15-17.
Not sure if you want to go? See what our talented cast members have to say about Nightfall.


Adam Clark is currently taking on the role of Sante in the tale of “The Pit and the Pendulum” from “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.” When asked what his favorite part of this production has been Adam stated, “the best part of this experience has been seeing the transition from poetry to play. I’ve never been in a play that dealt with poetry before, and I was curious about what it would be like. It has been an interesting experience to see Poe’s work come alive. I think that literary lovers will enjoy this show, but also people who are not as familiar with Poe’s work and want to know more. This is a show for people who are curious.”

Photo: Adam Clark as Sante, from the tale of “The Pit and Pendulum.”


Tim Baublits can currently be seen as the Old Man in the tale of “The Tell-Tale Heart” from “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.” When asked why he felt drawn to being a part of “Nightfall” Tim explained, “my mother taught English and she was a fan of Poe. So, I was exposed to his work early in my life. Also, I am celebrating my 40th year with Picketwire, and I always enjoy working on a show. Theater has been a big part of my life, and live theater is hard to find.” Come celebrate the long running tradition of live theater at Picketwire.

Photo: Tim Baublits as the Old Man, from the tale of “The Tell-Tale Heart.”


Matthew Beard is portraying Edgar in the tale “The Fall of the House of Usher” in “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.” When asked why people should come and see the show, Matthew shared, “It is a great retelling. If people are at all interested in Poe, this play is more accessible than just reading his work. Having it told on stage gives the works another way to be followed. It allows you to be drawn into a different appreciation of his work.”

Photo: Matthew Beard as Edgar, from the tale of “The Fall of the House of Usher.”


In addition to working as the Assistant Director for “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe,” Courtney Ayala is also taking on the role of Madeline Usher in the tale “The Fall of the House of Usher.” When asked why she felt drawn to the work of Poe, Courtney shared “I have loved Poe since I was 13 years old. I have a love for dark and gothic themes. Poe’s work is perfect for this time of year.”  

Photo: Courtney Ayala from the recitation of “The Raven.”  


*Tickets are only available online up until the night of performance.

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