The Institute performs: Raven’ about Poe classics

You’ll be raven’ about this performance, especially if you like Edgar Allan Poe. And it is free and open to the public.

The Institute presents a theatrical production spotlighting Edgar Allan Poe, performed in an outdoor venue by MEG Theatre (Maryland Entertainment Group (MEG Theatre). The event takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at The Wharf, 10141 Wharf Road, Waynesboro.

Professional actor Todd Loughry brings Poe to life, performing fan favorites The Tell-Tale Heart, The Bells, The Raven, and Hop-Frog, along with mixture of poetry and musings. Loughry has been portraying Poe for more than 20 years.


“We are delighted that The Institute is able to bring this exciting outdoor performance to our local community,” said Tracy Holliday, Institute executive director.

Sam Little directs Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado,” the featured play of the evening. Little is artistic director of MEG and also plays the character of Montressor. Actor Jacob Reese portrays Fortunato.


“Todd Loughry, as the master of macabre Edgar Allan Poe, is a tour de force,” Little said. “With his dry wit and comedic timing, he holds the audience in the palm of his hand and takes them for a thrilling ride of haunts and laughs. We are thrilled to present one of Poe’s short stories, The Cask of Amontillado, alongside him!”

Enjoy a unique evening of Poe’s greatest work—like you have never seen before.

Lawn seating only

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic if you wish—it is lawn seating at The Wharf. For more info, call 717-762-0373 or email at:


This performance is presented with support from premier sponsor, Middletown Valley Bank, supporting sponsor Keller, Keller, Beck and Ross LLC, and an anonymous donor.

Additional support is from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; APX Enclosures, Inc.; the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin, and an anonymous donor, in honor of the life and work of Eunice Statler. Facility support courtesy of Jeff and Nancy Mace.

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