Edgar Allan Poe’s Stories and Poems on Stage at Berkeley Public Library

September 19, 2012

Contact: Debbie Carton (Ph: 510-981-6236)

Get ready for Halloween at the Berkeley Public Library! “The Mysterious Stranger: stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe” features celebrated Bay Area actor Robert Sicular. Mr. Sicular brings his unique and profound interpretation of Poe’s chilling, evocative work to life in a one hour performance intended for ages ten and up. There will be two free performances of this special event: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck), in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room. The following week, the show travels to the North Branch, 1170 The Alameda (at Hopkins), on Wednesday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Sicular has performed at ACT (where for years he appeared as Marley's Ghost in "A Christmas Carol"); the Oregon, California and San Francisco Shakespeare Festivals; Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, Marin Theatre Company, and many other theaters locally and across the country.  Renowned for his interpretations of the classics, he has appeared in over 80 productions of Shakespeare’s plays, portraying such roles as Hamlet, Richard II, Petruchio, Marc Antony, Malvolio, and the melancholy Jaques. He will soon be seen in the role of Dad in Josh Kornbluth’s upcoming film Love and Taxes, and stars as Dr. Dark in the web series, Dr. Dark Presents, coming soon. For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6241.  This program is sponsored by Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org).  For accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY (510) 528-1240, http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org.

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