On the Radio with Edgar Allan Poe: A Live Theatrical Performance

News item published on: 2015-10-28 14:27:29

The Big Read and The University of Southern Mississippi present “On the Radio with Edgar Allan Poe: A Live Theatrical Performance” on Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre and Dance Building.  Your favorite poems and stories by the acclaimed master of mystery will be performed by the Department of Theatre with spooky soundscapes produced live by students from the School of Mass Communications and Journalism.

This special event is free, but due to limited seating, the public is encouraged to obtain tickets in advance. For tickets, call 601.266.4999, or visit the box office in the lobby of the Theatre and Dance Building. Box office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9 - 10:30 a.m. and 3 - 5 p.m.; Wednesday 9 - 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 5 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The production will be broadcast live on WUSM (88.5). 

In May 2014, University Libraries received a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to fund programming promoting Poe and his works to the local community. This initiative will support innovative reading programs designed to encourage people to read, discuss, and celebrate the Poe’s writings. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Big Read activities are a result of collaboration between University Libraries, the College of Arts & Letters, and the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County.

If you have questions about this event, contact Jennifer Brannock at Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu or 601.266.4347 or Sarah Mangrum at Sarah.Rials@usm.edu or 601.266.4251. For more information about upcoming events, visit www.lib.usm.edu/bigread.